Flaming Torch Billbergia pyramidalis Billbergia pyramidalis is a bromeliad, named for 19th century Swedish attorney and amateur biologist Gustaf Johan Billberg. Like most bromeliads, Billbergias are native to tropical regions, but have adapted well to semi-tropical climates, such as Florida in the United States
Aechmea fasciata | photo Alan Lamb. Most beautiful of all Bromeliads for indoor decoration
"'Billbergia nutans' gets one of its common names, 'Queen's Tears', from the drops of nectar that "weep" from the flowers when the plant is moved or touched." It is also known as the 'Friendship Plant' & is native to Brazil's rainforest; also found in Argentina and Uruguay.