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 12
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Medium green with lighter green and creamy-yellow longitudinal stripes; sharp spines along margins.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Variegated, pink and yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Common names
  • Aechmea
  • Bromeliad

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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2017-02-17
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2017-02-17
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Stunning! by DogsNDaylilies Feb 21, 2017 12:34 PM 1

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