Bromeliad Aechmea, Exotic and easy to care, colorful all year round
Aechmea a variegated cultivar species native to Central America, the West Indies, and Southern Mexico. Grown mostly for it's elegant shape and clumping ability, tends to shoot more upright than other varieties. This old favorite is also known for it's excellent use as a landscape plant in the tropics and sub tropics.
A great 'clumper' as well as very hardy, plant under a tree and let reproduce, this plant can also tolerate a great deal of direct sunlight. A medium grower averaging 14-17 inches tall at maturity.
Bromeliads are a type of plant called epiphytes, they draw moisture from the air, they don’t need to be in soil to survive, well draining soil is a most to avoid root rot, While their roots can draw water and nutrients, they typically serve as a plant’s ‘anchor’, attaching and holding it place.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 4-9 Patio / 10-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 14-17in, forms in clumps
Mature Width: 12-17in
Foliage Color: Green White Edges
Soil Conditions: Well Drain Soil
Care & MaintenanceHOW TO CARE FOR BROMELIAD AECHMEA - Before purchasing a Bromeliad Aechmea, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
REPOTTING - Bromeliad Aechmea can grow exceptionally well in pots for long periods of time, frequent repotting isn’t as necessary compared to other plants. Generally you should repot your plant when it has become excessively rootbound that its roots are overgrown, you may not need to repot your Plant for 1-2 years, do maintain a feeding schedule, the longer is kept in its existing pot the more nutrients are needed to maintain the plant happy and healthy.
LIGHT - Partial Shade, can tolerate morning or afternoon sun.
WATER - Bromeliad Aechmea are very drought tolerant, they retain water in the center reservoir, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water, you can also feel the top inch on soil to the touch, if drying out go ahead and water your Bromeliad, once every 7-10 days should be sufficient.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Bromeliad Aechmea is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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