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.
The genus name was given in honor of M. Quesnel, who was a consul in French Guiana.
Quesnelia symbolizes endurance and hardiness.
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.
Cactus - Succulents, Perennials
The flowers come in red, blue, pink and yellow colors.
These plants can grow up to 60 cm (2 ft) in height.
Quesnelia prefers moist and well drained soil. It is not fussy about soil pH.