PlantsAechmea→Amazonian Zebra Plant (Aechmea chantinii)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 feet to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 2 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Reddish-orange to yellowish bracts with bright red flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2019-08-12
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Location: Houston, TXDate: 12/4/13Bloom of Ae. Chan
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Location: Houston, TXDate: 12/4/13Overview of mature plant in a 4" pot.
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-08-12
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Date: 2015-01-30
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Date: 2015-01-30
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Date: 2015-01-30
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-08-12
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Comments:
Posted by eliasastro on Aug 8, 2021 4:07 PM

From what i know, this is a very tropical bromeliad that absolutely dislikes cool temperatures, so it can die if temperatures drop to 10C/ 50F, let alone lower ones. So, the reference that it can tolerate any below freezing temperatures is wrong.

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