Aechmea growing herbaceous Bromeliad of the genus Aechmea also known as Amazonian zebra plant, Aechmea perennial evergreen or cold annual used as ornamental cut flower, can grow in tropics, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves color green or purple with light or darker patch of color and can be variegata green with white or purple with white, the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the point with little spines all the edge of the leaves.
Flower color purple, pink, red, brown, green, orange, yellow or more than one color, flowers grow on stems in inflorescence variety of shapes, like: cone, drops, round and more and some spices with hive shape flowers.
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Requirements for Aechmea growing and care:
Well-drained soil, moist soil, warm climate, more than (15C 59F) can survive 10C but not recommend
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Mosquitoes that grow inside the leaves
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers
Size of the plant:
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water, need to put water in the middle of the rosette leaves
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Most of the year, but you can provoke the bloom in any season
General information about the flower:
Purple, pink, red, brown, green, orange, yellow or more than one color, flowers grow on stems in inflorescence variety of shapes, like: cone, drops, round and more and some spices with hive shape flowers