Fascicularia bicolor is one of the hardiest of bromeliads with an incredible sky blue flower surrounded by bright red leaves.
Fascicularia bicolor is an epiphytic member of the pineapple family that hails from Chile and is likely hardier than the currently suggested zone 8b. It forms a tight 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.
Common Name: Sun Bromeliad
Family: Bromeliaceae (The Pineapple Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Exposed areas in soil or on rock cliff faces.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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