Aechmea chantii grow and care – herbaceous Bromeliad of the genus Aechmea also known as Amazonian zebra plant, Aechmea chantii 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 10+.
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.
Aechmea chantii flower
Flower color purple, with pink with orange or orange with green stems in cone shape like dandruff, flowers grow stem in inflorescence.
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How to grow Aechmea chantii 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
Is it possible to grow indoor 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 in cone shape like dandruff, flowers grow on orange with green or pink with orange stem in inflorescence.
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements: Part shade Plants, Shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants
Plant life-form: Bromeliad, Epiphyte, Evergreen, Leaf plant, Perennial plant
Plant Uses: Colored leaves, Indoor plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Leaf color: Purple leaf, White leaves
Blooming season: Autumn flowers, Winter flowers
Flower colors: Orange flower, Pink flower, Purple flower