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Billbergia x windii (Angel's tears)

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Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Billbergia x windii

Other names: Angel's tears

Genus: Billbergia Billbergia

Species: B. x windii - B. x windii is a tender evergreen perennial grown indoors. It has dark-green, arching, strap-shaped leaves and in summer, bears pink and yellow flowers on lax stems.


Billbergia x windii is: Evergreen

Flower: Pink, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Arching

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Scale insects Scale insects

Diseases: Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Billbergia x windii (Angel's tears) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation: Grow indoors in epiphytic bromeliad compost in good light but out of direct sunlight. Water regularly into the funnels at the base of the leaves. Mist regularly to maintain humidity and feed regularly during active growth.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1)


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Botanical name: Billbergia x windii

Other names: Angel's tears

Genus: Billbergia Billbergia

Species: B. x windii - B. x windii is a tender evergreen perennial grown indoors. It has dark-green, arching, strap-shaped leaves and in summer, bears pink and yellow flowers on lax stems.


Billbergia x windii is: Evergreen

Flower: Pink, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Arching

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Scale insects

Diseases: Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Billbergia x windii (Angel's tears) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Conservatory, Indoor

Cultivation: Grow indoors in epiphytic bromeliad compost in good light but out of direct sunlight. Water regularly into the funnels at the base of the leaves. Mist regularly to maintain humidity and feed regularly during active growth.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1)


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