BROMELIACEAE, The Bromeliad family
In the same family as pineapple and air plants, this striking houseplant (hardy in the garden in zone 10,) is also called Angel’s tears and Friendship plant. It is native to Brazil. It blooms in winter and may go dormant in summer. It likes a cool room, but is supposedly tolerant of variable conditions. (reallly???)
The genus name is for an 18th century Swedish botanist. The epithet means ‘nodding’ referring to the inflorescences. They are bright green and gold, spathed in hot pink. Flashy.
We got them in the nursery today.
Simple pleasure: looking things up in books while blogging. I set my bookshelf up right next to my desk for this purpose. Just today I learned about this plant, had no idea it existed, yet for years the information I wanted to know about it was right here next to me. And continues to be here. (Not in the ether.)