in water aerobics talk about various topics while we splash & kick
today I had to mention the pools and snakes in FL!
Then we talked about bromeliads and that I don't see many here.
The instructor said her Queens Tears (Billbergia nutans) survive winter here.
Her description sounded like my Billbergia Wendi. I posted pics of the Wendi plant previously. The plants and flowers look similar. Are they the same? Is it worth trading pups?
The link I posted has small pictures of the flowers. Other care tips I found interesting. It does mention adding small amount of epsom salt to encourage blooming. Posts in other forums discuss pros and cons of epsom salts. Now I see source of info.
The last comment in the link is interesting. It says to facilitate blooms, you can put plant in plastic bag with apple for 1 week.
Then blooms will come in couple months!