x Biltanthus 'Red Burst'

Old classic hybrid with small-sized rosettes of colourful leaves, turning glossy cherry red or dull maroon, according to season, light, temperature.  It is a cross between the tropical Cryptanthus bahianus and the frost-hardy Billbergia nutans, so it is a cold-proof Cryptanthus-like plant, good for terrariums!

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Old classic hybrid with small-sized rosettes of colourful leaves, turning glossy cherry red or dull maroon, according to season, light, temperature.

x Biltanthus 'Red Burst' is a small nice ornamental, good for terrariums or small spaces. It can be grown as a Cryptanthus but it has more cold-tolerance, to about -2 C.

x Biltanthus Red Burst is a Bromeliad hybrid

It is a cross between the tropical Cryptanthus bahianus (Seed Parent) and the frost-hardy Billbergia nutans (Pollen Parent), so it is a cold-proof Cryptanthus-like plant, good for terrariums!

This plant was formerly called x Cryptbergia 'Red Burst', but now the correct name is "Biltanthus"

According to the Bromeliad Cultivar Register, this Biltanthus was created before 1952 in California.

What do we ship to you?

We offer one rooted plant of Biltanthus, of 10-15 cm, able to flower in one or two years.

Visit THIS LINK and see pictures of our plants on the packing desk and learn more about what we ship, including some bromeliads.

Visit our Bromeliad Section in the Web Shop and see which plants are now available for sale. Visit also the Bromeliad Section in our Blog and learn more about our bromeliads.

Cultivation Protected
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 0cm-10cm
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Terrarium
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
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