Monday, December 7, 2009
Exotic Queens Tears Flower
It appears this plant is a Billbergia nutans or "Queen Tears". The flower is a rich array of colors (red, blue, green, purple, yellow). First a red stalk emerges from the center of the plant. Colorful "tear" shapes drop out of the stalk as the stalk leans parallel to the ground. The purple/blue/green tears then begin to open into three petal flowers. Each petal has a purple outer rim with a greenish center. This plant first bloomed for me right after I received it in November 2007. The bloom stalks started to appear in late November and the blooms began to emerge on December 3, 2009.