Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

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.