General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Plant Height: 3 feet (1 meter)
Plant Spread: 1.5 feet (0.4 meters)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Needled
Other: Tall, stiff, grey-green leaves have horizontal stripes, and spiny margins
Flowers: Showy
Other: The bracts are as showy as the flowers, and are more long-lasting
Flower Color: Multi-Color: A pink and purple tube surrounds long narrow purple petals that are white or cream near the base. A pale blue stigma is surrounded by yellow orange anthers
Other: The bracts are pink or coral
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Plants produce pups at the base around flowering time, which can be cut from the main plant.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Common names
  • Bromeliad

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