Billbergia 'Hallelujah'

Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’

Friendship plant, queen's tears

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Billbergia 'Hallelujah'
  • Common name: Friendship plant, queen's tears
  • Family: Bromeliaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Green

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Billbergias are striking bromeliads native to South America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies. They’re often grown as houseplants for their rich green foliage and showy pink, green and purple flowers.

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Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’ is one of several striking cultivars to originate from the species Billbergia vittata. It has an upright growth habit and red-green foliage marked with white splotches to Pollock-like effect. The flowers are an unusual colour combination of aubergine-purple, tea green and fuchsia.

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For best results, grow Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’ indoors as a houseplant, moving it outdoors in the summer months to a partially shaded spot. Grow in humus-rich, very well-drained soil, keeping the central funnel topped up with water. Move to a frost-free location over winter in bright, indirect light and restrict watering to once every week or so. If your climate permits, it can be grown outdoors year-round.

How to grow Billbergia 'Hallelujah'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    20cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Billbergia 'Hallelujah' and wildlife

Billbergia 'Hallelujah' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Billbergia 'Hallelujah' poisonous?

Billbergia 'Hallelujah' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People