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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Tillandsia are evergreen perennials, often epiphytic, forming rosettes of leathery, linear or strap-shaped leaves, and tubular or funnel-shaped flowers which may be 2-ranked in spikes with conspicuous bracts, or solitary and inconspicuous
T. cyanea is an epiphytic perennial with rosettes of evergreen, narrrow dark green leaves to 35cm in length, marked with red at the base, and flattened spikes of violet flowers from pink bracts in spring or autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow in containers of terrestrial bromeliad compost, with the base of the leaves at or just below the surface, in bright filtered light. Grow outdoors in coarse, open, leafy soil in partial or dappled shade in frost-free area. See Bromeliad cultivation for more information.
Propagate by seed or detach offets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Aphids may be a problem
Generally disease free
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