Quesnelia is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, endemic to eastern and southeastern Brazil.
These plants form stiff, upright rosettes of solid green leaves. The flowers are cone-shaped and bloom primarily in winter. They are easy to grow and require very little maintenance. They are drought tolerant once established and cold tolerant.

Name meaning

The genus name was given in honor of M. Quesnel, who was a consul in French Guiana.

Quesnelia symbolism

Quesnelia symbolizes endurance and hardiness.
It will tolerate most conditions and it tends to be vigorous. Heat and drought are not a problem for this plant!

Interesting facts about Quesnelia

Quesnelia in Brazil

At present, there are roughly 350,000 known species of plants in the world and around 50,000 of all of these plants are endemic to Brazil.
Quesnelia is a genus of about 20 species endemic to eastern Brazil, mainly distributed from the south portion of the state of Bahia to the northern portion of the state of Santa Catarina. These species can be found growing in masses near the sea shore or further inland in swampy forests and mountains bordering the coastline. They are incredibly hardy, which suits the climate within Brazil.

Quesnelia Plant Data