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Flaming torch in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Billbergia pyramidalis

 

Flaming torch

This Billbergia is an epiphytic plant that prefers a shady area and can either be grown on the ground where they will form clumps or at a base of a tree which they will happily climb. 'Flaming torch' sports red, bushy flowers which usually last approximately 2-4 weeks.

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plant Features
  • Flaming torch likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Flaming torch likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Flaming torch is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Flaming torch likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Flaming torch

Latin name

Billbergia pyramidalis

type

Flowering plant

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flaming torch likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Flaming torch is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Flaming torch likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Flaming torch likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flaming torch is 0.50meters x 0.45meters 0.50 M 0.45 M

Billbergia pyramidalis

This Billbergia is an epiphytic plant that prefers a shady area and can either be grown on the ground where they will form clumps or at a base of a tree which they will happily climb. 'Flaming torch' sports red, bushy flowers which usually last approximately 2-4 weeks.


Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Propagation is by dividing off the young 'pups' of the plants in spring or autumn and potting these on in a shady spot until they develop a root system.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The roots of the plant are mainly to provide anchorage, so they do not need a rich soil. Massed plantings form a good groundcover in dry, shady positions. Being epiphytic, these bromeliads can also be grown in the forks of trees or on tree ferns.

 
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