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11/01/2014 at 20:52

Hi folks, i'm discussing this on a facebook plant group but nobody can ID this plant, can anyone help, Fuschia, xmas cactus??

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11/01/2014 at 21:29

Billbergia, thanks found it

11/01/2014 at 21:33

That's good. I knew it wasn't either of the others. I'm pretty ignorant about tender plants

11/01/2014 at 22:48

I currently have 1 in flower Bilbergia Natans

11/01/2014 at 22:56

I have 2 plants of Bilbergia nutans variegata and the flowers are the same for the variegate type as the species. Hardy in the UK if kept on the dry side. Best if planted at an angle (to stop water pooling in the leafs).

11/01/2014 at 23:17

Thanks Blairs that's how i killed mine, over watering, i remembered the coloured stamens so had t know, nice colours when you look closely, I'll get another one day and try planting it as you suggest

11/01/2014 at 23:21

They grow on trees and shrubs in the wild and grow out from the trunk....so keeping the leaves vertically to let the rain drain off really does help keeping them alive.

11/01/2014 at 23:43

I got mine off ebay

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