Photograph - Canon Eos 60d - Canon Ef 100mm Macro L Is Usm Lens
I saved what was left of this Bromeliad when a neighbour dumped it many years ago. Put it in a pot in a shaded corner with a number of other Bromeliads.
It started flowering a few years ago and the colours would catch my eye from its hidden corner. But upon closer inspection they had been devoured by slugs and snails. Even from the remnants I could tell they would be quite a sight.
Finally, a warm, dry winter has this little Bromeliad flowering before those pesky gastropods are out and about. The flowers are stunning and delicate and the bract (not in the photo) is bright pink.
Billbergia Nutans (Queen's Tears) is a native epiphytic Bromeliad in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.
July 6th, 2020
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