Queenís tears, Billbergia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae. Propagation is usually done by taking rooted offshoots or ĎPupsí
from the original plants. The pups will develop at the
base of plant and grow as a clump They will bloom in 1-3 years. In summer I have the billbergia
in the garden. This time I was too late to take it inside. It did not like the
frost. Thatís why the leaves are not so beautiful.
Cacti and other
succulent plants are fascinating plants. Unfortunately I have because of
the chestnuts in my garden not much light in house. I have a little
greenhouse now, but most of the plants are in the garden in summer. In
winter I have a number of
euphorbias inside The rest stands in the bedrooms and in the kitchen. You also
see an Echinocactus.
The Huernias are easy to
grow (There are many species) Native to Africa. It blooms from spring
to winter and it prefers a bright shade.
Because my Bush
lily (clivia) had many
scale insects, I
it outside in
spring. It was not an ideal spot. The leaves were sun burned. In South Africa it grows in the shade of
trees and shrubs. In
the autumn the plant recovered and survived the frost in December.
The aloe has also survived
the winter (I donít know the species). IĎve
also got an aloe inside (first image) But the mother plant became much too large.
One year Iíve put it in a barn in winter. But in 2006 Iíve left it in the
garden under branches of the English yew.
I have taken this photograph on 26 February 2007.