Urn Plant (Aechmea fasciata 'Primera')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: No spines along leaf margin
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Small lavender-blue flowers surrounded by showy pink bracts.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Date: 2016-09-04
By Lucichar
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-07-18
By sunkissed
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-07-20
By sunkissed
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Date: 2015-08-17
By HollyAnnS
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Location: Tampa FLDate: Nov 2017
By ScotTi
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-28Bromeliad - Aechmea fasciata 003
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-08-11Silver Vase Bromeliad 010
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2016-07-30
By Bubbles
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Location: Tampa FLDate: Nov 2017No spines along leaf margin
By ScotTi
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Location: Longwood Gardens PADate: 2014-06conservatory
By skylark
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Date: 2015-02-24
By Paul2032
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Location: Tampa FL
By ScotTi
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Posted by ScotTi (Tampa FL (Westchase)) on Nov 12, 2017 1:43 PM

Aechmea 'Primera' is a cultivar of 'Fasciata' and can be easily identified by lack of spines along leaf margin.

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Large Succulent-looking plant with Pink Flower by SleepyWhippet Jul 8, 2018 11:37 AM 4
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