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Fascicularia bicolor
Common Name: Sun Bromeliad Family: Bromeliaceae (The Pineapple Family)

Fascicularia bicolor
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Notes:
This epiphytic member of the pineapple family hails from Chile and is likely hardier than the currently suggested zone 8b. It forms a congested rosette of long, narrow, silver foliage. When it comes into bloom the foliage near the centre of the plant turns bright red offering a colourful backdrop to the cluster of sky blue flowers. Plant in a protected situation in sharp drainage at an angle so the rosette can drain or attach to a tree. In colder climates grow in a pot and keep it frost free for winter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Exposed areas in soil or on rock cliff faces.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Silver 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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