Fascicularia Bromeliad Plant Species

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Blooming, Care and Culture, Classification

Fascicularia (fasick-u-lar’ea) – Belonging to the Bromelioideae subfamily; this genus contains five species, which grow naturally in Chile, South America.

Extremely hardy, they like full sunlight and can withstand cool nights. In their natural habitat they grow in exposed areas near the sea, in soil or on rock cliff faces. At flowering time the leaves turn red at the center of the plant. Two species are found in cultivation, namely Fascicularia bicolor and Fascicularia pitcairniifolia.

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