Aechmea fasciata for sale – Easy plant to grow, grown for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting can be all year and better to buy plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Aechmea fasciata – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 12+, but mostly grown as house plant, water needed – small amount, light conditions – full shade, height: 30-80 cm, 1-2.7 feet.
Blooming in the autumn to winter in hive shaped flowers that appear in pink to purple with color.
Better to buy Aechmea fasciata plant when it is blooming. Aechmea fasciata is a tropical plant but can grow as a house plant.
Here are some growing tips you need to know:
Soil – Well-drained soil, moist soil, light and enteric. In the nature Aechmea fasciata plant are mostly air plants so live on rocks, crocks of tree or air roots in the tropical forest (meaning strong rains keeping humidity all the time).
Planting & growing condition – The plant needs a hot weather generally more than 15°C (59°F). Better the temperature won’t be under 10°C (50°F).
Pruning – Cut all the dead leaves and dead parts of the plant. Aechmea fasciata mother plant dies after blooming and the daughter plant stays alive.
Watering – Aechmea fasciata requires small amount of watering. Better purified or rain water. Put the water in the middle of the rosette leaves. The soil must be well ventilated and well-drained. Like in the nature the air must be moist with high humidity level and handle with big amount of rains. The plant lays down on the trees.
Light conditions – Aechmea fasciata plant likes full light without direct sun (some shade is needed) because the sun would burn the leaves and the flowers. Burning marks are noticeable by yellow spots on the leaves.
Fertilizing – Use fertilizer on the roots and the leaves. It’s better in the rosette base where the water lays down. It needs to be in spray because in the nature nutrients arrive from the organic material falling down from the trees.
Growing in containers – Epiphyte family grows the best in planters, flowerpots, containers or even on cork, disconnect from the soil. If you choose to grow on cork or bark as you need to keep all the time higher humidity and moist on the roots. It is better to cover Aechmea fasciata plant with a bark or something that will keep the moist in the roots.