Photo By Bruce Holst for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
This is an epiphytic bromeliad, one that grows nestled in the crotch of a tree in its native Brazil. Billbergia adapts easily to growing in pots, though, and thrives when placed in bright indirect light near a bright eastern window. The long pink flower stem is a showstopper with its dangling form and appearance. Billbergia was introduced to the United States in 1897.