Vesper
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Can anyone identify this Bromeliad?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/17398687@N02/4311914349/

I think it looks like a Billbergia from the tube stuctures and the spotted leaves, but I'm not sure, there are so many types of bromeliads out there.

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Kisal
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Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. You might be able to find a similar image at [url=https://www.bsi.org/brom_info/gallery/]this link[/url]. That's the gallery for the Bromeliad Society of America.

They have a lot of images there, and going through them all may take quite some time.

Perhaps another member will be able to give you an ID for the plant, but there are so very many different broms! I'm not that informed on all of them! :lol:
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thanrose
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Looks like Billbergia nutans, sometimes called Queens Tears. The flowers will have some royal blue to purple tipping chartreuse petals. The scape bracts will be a soft pink.

This specimen is a bit beat up, and looks like mine do at the moment, after a hard freeze and winter storms.

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thanks Thanrose, I agree it looks like a B. nutans. I trimmed off all the browning leaves and it actually looks so much better now.

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