Garden Curator Brian Kemble will lead a Bromeliad tour at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek on Wednesday August 20th at am. The bromeliad. Bromelia balansae has been growing for many years at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. It comes from a wide area in South America, east of the. The heart-of-flame bromeliad is sold in stores and is occasionally found escaped. heart-of-flame View the herbarium specimen image from the University of.

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Remove dead or damaged leaves and btomelia for new shoots to appear. It grows as a rosette, reaching a diameter up to tall and wide, of long, stiff green leaves armed with some serious flesh cutting teeth.

Heart of Flame is an easy-to-grow, extremely hardy garden plant that doesn’t require much care. This evergreen plant will grow to be about 2 feet in height, and can spread up to 5 feet across! This bromeliad is like a beautiful big bad wolf of sorts.

What stunning foliage it has! The better to captivate you with. Home Print This Page. What deadly hooked teeth it has! The orange-colored fruit it yields bbromelia said to make a cooling drink.

Heart of Flame Bromelia Balansae. Monday, February 11, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bromelia Flora of South America Plants described in I think in life its always good to appreciate these creatures.

Heart of Flame can also be grown as an indoor plant.

Plant Profile: Heart of Flame (Bromelia Balansae)

Bromelias contain green leaves that grow 2—4 feet long with very sharp spines. Bromelia balansae Scientific classification Kingdom: Foster Bromelia balansae f. It does best in cool, moist, partially shaded areas in soil with good drainage.


As the plant matures, its foliage begins to blush in colors of electric orange deepening to fiery red. There are a few things in nature that we have come to recognize as beautiful beyond imagination but also diabolically dangerous.

But what if you could tame the beast for the sake of possessing such beauty? The better to bedazzle you with. What amazing flowers it has!

Please follow these instructions to enable it in your browser. It can even withstand extended droughts and frosts! It makes for a great verdant barrier or a super cool specimen in a place where it can be seen, appreciated, but not touched. Gardens will be exploding with vibrant colour and tantalizing textures! As this happens, the plant extends an eruptive red flower spike from its center, outfitted in shorter red toothed stems.

Bromelia balansae is a species in the genus Bromelia. It is the most commonly cultivated bromelia and may be used as fencing due to its large and rapid growth.

Bromelia balansae floral profile. This species is native to ArgentinaBrazilColombiaBoliviaand Paraguay where it grows at elevations of to 3, feet. The look is extraordinary and stunning!

Views Read Edit View history. Bromelia balansae is definitely one of those plants you plant and leave alone to do its thing. Bromeliads The Colorful House Plants. This large, tropical plant is cultivated for its attractive dark green pineapple-like leaves, which emerge from a central stem. However, this ferociously fearsome plant deserves to be lauded for its electrifying beauty and unusual exquisiteness!


Well, I say teeth to the wind my friends because there’s a delicious demon out there worth knowing and for the brave at heart The better to eat you with, well not literally, but they could do some serious damage to a finger, an arm, or a leg.

Bromelia balansae – UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

For the best visual effect, plant in masses. Once established it is drought tolerant. Karatas guianensis Baker Bromelia argentina Baker Bromelia balansae var. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Be extra careful when pruning or transplanting, as the Heart of Flame has particularly sharp spines.

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This page was last edited on 22 Marchat In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Please note Java is different and is not required. Retrieved from ” https: Teeth to the wind.

After the blooming period, small, orange, edible fruits appear. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Admire them from somewhere safe and afar.

With a name like Balansaae of Flame, expect nothing less than spectacular from this tropical plant! Small, fragrant white and burgundy flowers will also appear in the center from late spring to early summer.