Quesnelia testudo

2008

Quesnelia testudo

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Nativity:

Brazil

Growth Habit:

Rosettes of stiff leaves normally grow attached to tree branches, but may also grow on the ground. The leaves overlap tightly to hold rainwater in the center.

Growing Requirements:

Partial shade, consistent watering.

Features:

Leaves are coated with white hairs on the underside. Flower stalks appear in cool months and hold many dark purple tubular flowers surrounded by hot pink bracts.

Where at Lotusland:

There are several plants in the bromeliad garden near the Pavilion.

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