Billbergia horrida var. horrida is a fantastic plant with great markings and interesting tall, upright flower spike with greenish flowers. This variety is quite special and rare, having very patterned leaves.
Billbergia's are tank type Bromeliads very similar to Neoregelia's only the leaves are arranged in a tighter whorl to form a tube, the leaves flaring out variably between species and hybrids, at the top of this tube. This tube being an adaptation by the plant to store more water in extreme climates. The markings and colors of hybrid and cultivar Billbergia's can be extreme and very colorful. Cultivation is the same as for other Epiphytic, 'Tank type' Bromeliads such as Neoregelia's. With a good free draining, peat based compost, and bright light to full sun. Regular topping up of tanks and occasional flushing out/change of water in tanks.
Another great plant from Andy, got a Foster's Favourite too. Stunning!
Stunning plant sent, love dark green leaves, with strikingly bright white banding, would recommend to anyone.