I got this from a yard sale a few months ago. Just look!
Wow! How pretty. You did well! I think that's called Queen's Tears. At least that what a lady told me that had a huge one of those on her porch.
I never find any plants at yard sales. Looks like a nice haul for you.
Very nice Tina, it looks happy there!
i love the colors in that one, not a clue for a name, have a few here and very cold hardy....nice find
Amazing. I have seen that plant before and it looked ordinary. Now I see how extraordinary it is. I guess like my pineapples.. they looked pretty plain until I had my first pineapple poke out. They then became the neighborhood talk LOL
Thank you! It surprised the heck out of me I can tell you. :) I only started growing bromiliads this spring so I didn't expect it. But the timing (Thanksgiving) is awesome!
Very pretty. I look everywhere for Bromeliads. The last one I bought was from a retired clown's estate sale. It was sitting in a pot in the back yard, all over grown and a mess. They didn't have a price on it, but when I asked, they said $6.
There is a resale shop at my mother's assisted living. Once there were a bunch of ratty bromeliads out front.
I bring them all home and split them with my neighbor. It's fun!
I have not yet begun to dig up plants from people's abandoned yards, but have been tempted.
CB in Sarasota
My queen's tears has one lonely little bloom. Yours is gorgeous! Mine seems to bloom better in the spring.
What?! It will bloom again in spring? That't great! Thanks!
Yes, that one blooms twice, sometimes three times a year. I've got a couple of terra cotta pots filled with them and a few in a colony in the ground. Post the picture on the Bromeliad forum and they'll ID it for you.
It's Billbergia nutans commonly known as Queen Tears or Friendship Plant.