Florida flowers: The phenomenal flaming torch

This unique flower reminds me of the very first flower post I did on this blog, which ended up being quite popular and fueled all the numerous flower posts I’ve done since that time. Here it is: Florida foliage: The strange bottlebrush flower.

As it turns out there’s good reason for the connection as both of these flowers are from the same family of bromeliads. The binomial name of this relative is billbergia pyramidalis, also known as the foolproof plant. It’s native to South America and the Caribbean and thus it didn’t have far to travel to get to Florida.

Then, when I stopped to think about it, I realized I had another post about yet another bromeliad relative: Florida foliage: Bromeliads, peculiar and kinda freaky. I guess I’m piling them up now… and it all started from that first silly post! Wowie. That intial post on the bottlebrush flower was the result of a mere curiosity when I spotted a strange looking plant of some sort in my landlady’s yard. Thereafter I did some research to find out what it was. That’s how stuff gets started sometimes… little wonderful things like that.


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Flaming Torch flower – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Flaming Torch flower – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Flaming Torch flower – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan

23 comments

  1. “Little wonderful things like that”, indeed! This flamethrower flower is breathtakingly beautiful, but I also love the other two. I can see why the one is called bottle brush plant 😀 . All three have this wonderful red colour. The spiky green one with the red centre I have seen for indoors growing, the others were new to me. There is so much beauty around us!

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    • Yes, I did see that. Not too many Joanns and Joannas in the world. We are a special group 🙂
      In Hebrew the name means “God is gracious.”
      Thanks for visiting and for your nice comments! 🙂

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    • Thank you…
      Hmm, maybe or maybe not. If you snap a photo and run in through PlantSnap it will tell you. That’s what I do… I totally cheat when it comes to my flower expertise 🙂

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    • These are a beautiful color… red is my favorite so I’m partial to those shades. These flowers seem to grow in abundance here in Central Florida so I’m certain they would grow where you are 🌺🌞

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