Fascicularia bicolor


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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Carol Casselden, copyright GAP Photos (292888)

Plant details

Originating from Chile, this exotic looking plant forms attractive rosettes of spiny, tough foliage. The leaves are green on the surface and pale brown beneath, the innermost leaves are usually brightly coloured as plant prepare to flower. Mature plants produce flowers from the centre of the rosette in summer. It is frost-tender needing a well-drained, sheltered spot to survive. Protect plants from winter wet by covering them with a sheet of glass.

Family: Bromeliaceae

Genus: Fascicularia

Species: bicolor

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Purple, Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

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