Bromeliad (Aechmea lueddemanniana 'Alvarez')

Also sold as:
'Blanca Alvarez'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Bloom still looking beautiful, now purple berries, two nice offse

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-06-09Bloom still looking beautiful, now purple berries, two nice offse
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Location: Tampa FLDate: March 2017
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Location: Longwood botanical gardensDate: 2015-08near The Square Fountain
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Location: Tampa FLDate: April 2017
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-03-02Up close flower bloom/seeds
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-03-02Plant in bloom
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Location: Tampa FLDate: Dec 2016
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Location: Frisco TxDate: 2013-03-30Cultivar: 'Alvarez'
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Location: Tampa FLDate: Dec 2016
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Location: Tampa FLDate: March 2017
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Location: Tampa FLDate: June 2017
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-06-25
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-06-25Side view, undersides of leaves
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-02-09Winter coloring, this plant is about 30 inches wide.
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-03-04
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-02-28Super close up of bloom flower buds
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Comments:
Posted by pniksch (Rockwall, TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 30, 2013 5:08 PM

Striking leaf colors. Who needs a flower when the leaves look like this?

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Duplicate by plantladylin Dec 12, 2016 6:20 PM 2
Bromeliads - who else grows them? by Dutchlady1 Jan 18, 2017 9:04 PM 128
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