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Billbergia nutans

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2023
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kez001uk

Couldn’t love these flowers more 🩷💛💚💙 #billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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midnightgardener

Amazing and very unusual 💗💗💕💕

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hkyfvr

Stunning flowers. I can see why you love them 😍😍😍😍

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juliesgarden

Wow love it 😍

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debs69

Beautiful 🤩

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener @hkyfvr @juliesgarden @debs69 thank you ladies 😀 will always amaze me how these crazy looking flowers can come out of nowhere 🤯

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hkyfvr

Most welcome. They are awesome 😍😍

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columbiariver

Gorgeous. Dripping gorgeousness 💓💚💜

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kez001uk

@columbiariver they’re such special flowers 😍🤩

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kez001uk

The only plant to survive in my greenhouse this winter 🩷💛💚💙 #billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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columbiariver

It's a beauty 😍 I've been throwing plants away too. Gotta change with the world I guess. I'm re-thinking plantings now.

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KariSamuel

Shame that so many have lost plants in their growing zones. 🥺

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churchfarmgarden

Yes it makes you rethink what's realistic to grow, I lost quite a bit this winter, hebes, banana, lemon and a few salvias. Won't replace them, am taking it as a hint to adapt 🥀 @columbiariver @KariSamuel @kez001uk

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juliesgarden

Been a bad winter in the garden and the greenhouse Kerry , I’ve lost most in the greenhouse and some in the garden that I’ve had for years , think we’re all going to give more thought to what sustainable in the future 🤔😘

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awomanonabike

I’m sorry about the rest but so glad this has survived 💗💚

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italydiva

It’s a very pretty survivor Kerry. I’m with everyone else. Rethinking what I plant now.

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vegandmore

Lovely ☺️

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midnightgardener

Beautiful and elegant 💕💕💕💕

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kez001uk

@columbiariver @KariSamuel @churchfarmgarden @juliesgarden @johnnyuk @italydiva @vegandmore @midnightgardener thanks all ☺️ was a lovely surprise to see it flower given I’d only divided it up a couple of weeks previous! It’s an absolute trooper getting through the winter and flowering in the face of it 😂 I’m with you all, planting for these extremes in weather has to be the way to go now. It’s hard losing plants but it’s a chance to learn from it if nothing else 💚

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike thank you Jacqueline 😀 it’s a plant I expected to die off but it has done the complete opposite 😅 and to flower after being divided, what a trooper of a plant! Thank you as always 🩷

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juliesgarden

Exactly .. we learn and move on Kerry 😘😘

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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Davidward

Love this Kerry….. is it an outdoor plant?

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pelly

I love the colours, amazing 💗💚💛💜

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terrimclaughlin

Hey you!! How have you been?!? I love these. Their colors are so bright. 😊💕

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juliesgarden

amazing 🤩

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jeatacake

It looks so exotic 😍

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kez001uk

@Davidward isn’t it lovely 😍 I keep this in an unheated greenhouse. Seems happy enough ☺️

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kez001uk

@pelly @KOutdoors @juliesgarden @jeatacake thanks all ☺️ flowered earlier than usual this year and is absolutely loaded with these beautiful flowers. Looks far too exotic to be happy in an English greenhouse 🤣

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin Terri! How are you keeping? It’s been a while since I saw you on here 😜 I’m doing well thanks. Still trying to avoid Covid from what seems like my entire family 🤣 but can’t complain really ☺️ aren’t they just lovely, especially the bright pink stalks they sprout from 😍

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philstalder

Amazing 🤩 Kerry. I was just gifted some of these by @treefrog44 and can’t wait for them to bloom like yours 🙂

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kez001uk

@philstalder that’s such a lovely gift! 🥰 I was gifted mine too! Jaqueline @awomanonabike sent me a piece a few years back ☺️ didn’t take long before it was flowering like crazy so I’m hoping the same for yours 💗

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awomanonabike

Isn’t it just the most fabulous plant. So exotic looking but very hard to kill 😉😬 💗 @philstalder @treefrog44

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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hkyfvr

Love the colours. Such beautiful flowers. 💗💜💗

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pelly

That looks very promising 💚💞💜

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 💗💚💜

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vegandmore

Wow amazing looking plant

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr @pelly @juliesgarden @vegandmore thank you all ☺️ the flowers really are so beautiful, especially once they start to do their curly bit 😂 was sent a clump from @awomanonabike a couple of years ago and it is absolutely huge now! Keep meaning to split it so if anyone would like a piece, let me know ☺️

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hkyfvr

Very welcome 😍

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awomanonabike

I’m glad to hear it’s doing so well. It’s not called friendship plant for nothing 😉😘

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike it just gets better with time too, a living metaphor ☺️💚

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awomanonabike

👌😘

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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ublaszko

I love this plant! So colourful!

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s so exotic looking isn’t it 😍

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ublaszko

It looks like something out of a hothouse in a botanical garden. Very spectacular. I love it 😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko would be a good houseplant for your OH 😉

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kez001uk

@gjones I get so excited to see the flowers 😂 amazing colours and still shocks me they are happy growing in this climate 🤣

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ublaszko

Now that's a though 😉 He's asked me for more houseplants for his home office.

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alan1111

Beautiful plant and photo.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko he’s given you license to plant decorate!

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ublaszko

Yep! 😱😱😱

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Davidward

Is it an outdoor plant Kerry? ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@Davidward I don’t think they would survive outdoors over here. As far as I know they can’t take any frost 🥶

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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pelly

Oh, exciting 💕💕💕

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💚❤️💚

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hkyfvr

Fabulous 😍

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kez001uk

@pelly such a beautiful plant, and have 12 more of these flowers to look forward to opening 😁

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kez001uk

@lovemygarden65 thank you Marilyn ☺️

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thanks Diane 😊

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hkyfvr

Most welcome Kerry 😍

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike so many flower spikes this year 😁 #billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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awomanonabike

Wow! It looks fabulous. Better than its parent 😉🙄

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike think the heat of the greenhouse has helped it no end 💚 will have to send you back a piece 😉😅

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kez001uk

@gjones they really are 😍 so colourful and love when they get the curly bits 😅

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awomanonabike

It really is a wonderful plant. Hopefully you can share it soon, though not with me! 😉

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike I already have a waiting list for when it’s divided this year 😂

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awomanonabike

Brilliant!

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kez001uk

One of many flower stalks 😍 #billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant #thefinerdetail

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kez001uk

@Sesiltamen thank you Silvio 😊

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike 😍 #billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant

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awomanonabike

Beautiful...and there’s more to come 😃 💗💜💙💛💚

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ublaszko

💖💚💜😍😍

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pelly

That's beautiful Kerry 💞💞💞

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike thanks Jacqueline 😀 they move so fast once they break free 😂 checking its progress hourly I think 🤣

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kez001uk

@ublaszko isn’t it pretty 😍

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kez001uk

@pelly thank you Jane 😃 they’re the most unusual, stunning flowers 💞

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kez001uk

@cyndi I checked tonight and they’re starting to all separate so hopefully the curls will begin soon 😁 it’s an amazing flower to watch 😍

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kez001uk

@cyndi most definitely is!

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awomanonabike

It would be wonderful with time lapse photography 😃😃🤔

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike I wonder if something exists online 🤔 everything else does 😅

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awomanonabike

By coincidence I’ve just been looking at garden cameras (apparently they’re called trail cameras 🤷‍♀️) and they all seem to do time-lapse 😃😃😃

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant #pink

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ublaszko

Ooooo! 😍

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Sesiltamen

🌹🥰🌹

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kez001uk

@cyndi I keep checking several times a day in hopes it’s opened 😂 hopefully tomorrow 🤞🏻

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s so exciting 😜

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kez001uk

@Sesiltamen thanks Silvio ☺️

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kez001uk

@cyndi I worry I’ll miss it if I don’t check. Like it’s only going to flower for a few hours and vanish 🤣

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kez001uk

#billbergia-nutans #friendship-plant @awomanonabike I think it’s going to flower 😁🥳🤗 (I assume the 2 pink stalks are flowers 😜)

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awomanonabike

Yay! Yes they are. How exciting! 🙌

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike I’m so glad 😁 wasn’t expecting it to flower so soon 😍 has done brilliantly in the greenhouse this winter. Thank you Jacqueline 🙏🏻

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awomanonabike

Me too! You are very welcome. I love having friends I can share my plants with 😘

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike it’s even more meaningful at the present time ☺️ hoping I can pass some on myself soon, perpetuate the giving 🥰 It grows incredibly fast 😁

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kez001uk

@cyndi I’m so excited 😜 my very own drill bits 😉🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi anyone else reading it would think I’m a crazy person 🤣 I’ll bore everyone with endless photos once the flowers arrive 🤪

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kez001uk

@cyndi that’s what I like to hear 😛

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awomanonabike

Everything is more meaningful Kerry. I’m hoping that, when we get through this, we will be living in a kinder, gentler world 🌍🤞And yes, it is a perfect plant for sharing 💗

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike if anything good can come of this then you’d hope it was for people to be better. I truly think many will but sadly there are still a lot of single-minded ones about 😔

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awomanonabike

We can but hope Kerry. I could say something about Darwin and the single-minded ones but I’d better not 😉😂

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kez001uk

After a tough start it’s flourishing 😁 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

It looks great. Just wait until it flowers 😍

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike I’m excited 😁 and has grown many new mini plants too!

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awomanonabike

I can see that. And it looks lovely in that pot 😍

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike Thank you so much Jaqueline 😁 the cutting is huuuuuuge! I hope it’ll be happy in its new home ☺️

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ublaszko

Wow!

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kez001uk

@cyndi it’s what Jaqueline has hers listed as. I know nothing about them unfortunately

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s quite a plant isn’t it! 😍

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kez001uk

@cyndi it does look quite different to yours. The foliage isn’t as thick and there aren’t spikes on this one. Maybe it’s a slightly different type. The flowers do look the same though 😜

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awomanonabike

You’re very welcome Kerry 😘 I may have misidentified mine - I’m no expert. I’ll tag you both in some posts and you can see what you think... @cyndi

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awomanonabike

Definitely B nutans (not the cross). Also known as Queen’s tears and #friendshipplant which seems very appropriate 😉😂

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ublaszko

Very unusual 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones fell in love with it when I saw Jacqueline’s photo. She was so kind to send me a big piece of hers and hope I can do it justice 😁

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike looks like nutans is the one 😁 great name too! Thanks again 😘

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kez001uk

@ublaszko isn’t it! The flowers are fascinating 😍

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ublaszko

I like the pinky bits/bracts 💞

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