Bromeliad (Aechmea gamosepala)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 16 to 30 inches (40-75cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Blue, pink, and fuchsia
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Jul 30, 2013 1:08 PM

Matchstick is a somewhat hardy bromeliad. Blooms in early spring. After the blue and pink spikes have finished flowering, those spikes turn fuchsia and stay that color until late summer or early fall.

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