Billbergia 'Fantasia' is a fantastic, old school Billbergia hybrid. Created and registered in 1942 by the world renowned Bromeliad expert Mulford B. Foster. The parents of the hybrid are Billbergia pyramidalis and B. saundersii.
It is quite a large growing plant with green leaves that are speckled white or with large patches of white often covering most of the plant. The flower spikes are very attractive with red bracts and gorgeous purple petals.
Billbergias generaly take full sun, maybe with a little protection from scorching in very hot conditions. They like an average potting mix of peat and potting bark.
Here is one full size plant.
My order arrived quickly, even taking into account a bank holiday, and was very well packed. My plant was bigger than I expected, and I was very pleased with it. I have just placed another order for a different variety!