Bromeliad, Aechmea Alvarez Variegated
Bromeliad Aechmea Alvarez, Exotic and easy to care, colorful all year round
Bromeliad Plants is a family of monocot flowering plants, native mainly to the tropical Americas, with several species found in the American subtropics. Many bromeliads are able to store water in the center section of the plant, is a structure formed by their tightly overlapping leaves which act as a funnel allowing the water to drip into this section of the plant. the bromeliads family is very diverse, some epiphytes such as Tillandsia or Spanish moss gather the water only from their own leaf structures called trichomes, they can survive as air plants. If you’re looking for vibrant colors and easy care, look no further, the bromeliads family of plants will light up a room and create a truly tropical look.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 4-9 Patio / 10-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 14-17in, can grow in clumps
Mature Width: 12-14in
Foliage Color: Blends of orange and salmon pink
Soil Conditions: Well Drain Soil
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR BROMELIAD AECHMEA ALVAREZ - Before purchasing a Bromeliad Aechmea, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
LIGHT - Partial Shade or Full 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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