Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

Painted fingernail plant

Neorgegelia specatbilis
Plant Botanical Name: 
Neorgegelia specatbilis
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Jungle

The species of this bromeliad is endemic to Brazil and this cultivar, Orange Spice, is grown for the interesting foliage with colorful pink tips. Hardy only to Zone 9 (Southern Florida and the cost of California) this plant is mostly grown as an interior plant.