My friend Kate gifted me a Billbergia windii when we first moved to Penarth 18 months ago, and it’s now decided to flower. The flower is really quite something. I found it hard to photograph, but here a few that I think show it off nicely.
It lives in the lounge room, but to capture the colours I had to use a sunny day in the greenhouse.
Apparently the green leaves (that form a funnel from which the flower extends) die off after flowering, so I’ll remove them when I repot the plant after it finishes flowering.
Thanks to Kate for the plant, and J-P for still sharing his knowledge after he has gone.