Quesnelia testudo


Quesnelia testudo

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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.


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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