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RE: Billbergia nutans


Hmmm- that's odd- mine just thrives outside.  did you water it from above?

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Island Jim
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2003 12:52 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Billbergia nutans


my mother had them growing outdoors in the ground in santa cruz, but when i
tried them in the shade  in the sacramento/san joaquin valley, they fried.


At 08:53 AM 4/19/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Well- the listing below may be the ideal, but mine gets the reverse
opposite
>(wet winter, dry summer) and has outgrown its pot.  So, I think it is
>relatively flexible in its growning demands.
>
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
>Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 2:47 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Billbergia nutans
>
>
> From a bromeliad website:
>Billbergia nutans is a tropical American air plant (Epiphyte) with a
rosette
>of pineapple-like leaves. Flowers are carried in long, branching clusters.
6
>long stamens protrude from the blue-edged, green blossoms, and joints below
>the flowers are decorated with narrow, scarlet bracts.
>
>The plant may be grown in hanging baskets or bulb pan, which should contain
>more than the average amount of drainage material.
>
>Little or no sun is required if there is plenty of light Water frequently
>while the plant is' in active growth during spring and summer, and
sparingly
>during the resting period in fall and winter. A warm, moist atmosphere is
>essential for successful cultivation.
>
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