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Billbergia nutans (Queen's Tears) - A vigorous bromeliad that is native to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina where it grows both as an epiphyte in low trees and as a terrestrial on the forest floor from 2,300 to 3,000 feet elevation. This plant is often used as an ornamental plant, and it is probably one of the most common bromeliads grown. It is a durable house plant because this bromeliad can often withstand several periods of neglect. Being epiphytic, bromeliads can grow almost anywhere…

Billbergia nutans (Queen's Tears) - A vigorous bromeliad that is native to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina where it grows both as an epiphyte in low trees and as a terrestrial on the forest floor from to feet elevation. This plant is often used

Cleome hassleriana, commonly known as spider flower or spider plant, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cleome of the family Cleomaceae, native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil.

Close-up of a pink and purple cleome. Also known as spider flower.

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These multi-colored blooms make them a stunning addition to any home garden. Queen's-Tears is often used as an ornamental plant.

BROMELIAD BILLBERGIA NUTANS-  QUEEN'S TEARS

Added to my want list! Spectacular bloom on this bromeliad.

Queen's Tears Bromeliad

Billbergia nutans is the most unusual bromeliad I have ever seen. Named Queen's Tears, this hearty plant is called one of the most commonly grown bromeliad

Gibraltar Campion Silene tomentosa--This species of Campion is particularly rare and is only found on the high cliffs of Gibraltar. This plant was believed extinct by the entire scientific community outside Gibraltar in the 1980s but the Gibraltar botanical section knew there were a few specimens left.

Gibraltar campion -named extinct in 1992 -climber found on inaccessible cliff in 1994 -now grown in the alameda Gibraltar botanical gardens and royal botanical gardens in London

Bromeliad: Queen's Tears / Friendship-Plant [Billbergia nutans]

It appears this plant is a Billbergia nutans or "Queen Tears". The flower is a rich array of colors (red, blue, green, purple, yellow).

Billbergia Nutans--"Queen's Tears"bromeliad. I have had one in my garden for years and just learned what it was.  Of course I have been doing all the wrong things but it has been thriving!

I have had one in my garden for years and just learned what it was. Of course I have been doing all the wrong things but it has been thriving!

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Queen's Tears (Billbergia Nutans) Billbergia nutans is an epiphytic bromeliad native to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. This plant is often used as an ornamental plant, and it is probably one of the most common bromeliads grown.

Bilbergia nutans, the Queens Tears - Long thin sharp edged leaves.  Produces pretty green/blue bell like flowers emerging from a pink pod like casement.

Bilbergia Queens Tears

Bilbergia nutans, the Queens Tears - Long thin sharp edged leaves. Produces pretty green/blue bell like flowers emerging from a pink pod like casement.

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