Bromeliad (Billbergia 'Moulin Rouge')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 14 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Tubular, dark green with gray cast and white mottling; becoming pink with maturity.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Comments:
Posted by Kathy547 ( Arkansas - Zone 8b) on May 17, 2016 1:29 PM

'Moulin Rouge' is a cross between Billbergia 'Domingos Martins' and Billbergia 'Afterglow.' The leaves/stalk are a grayish-green color with white mottling. When it's older, it will turn a reddish color.

I bought these the first week of April 2016. My husband had never noticed them before I guess & told me I might have to destroy some of my plants. He said there were a couple that looked like they had mold or were diseased or some bleach was splashed on them. I went to see what he was talking about and had to laugh. Getting splashed with bleach is exactly what they look like. I told him thats how they're supposed to look.

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