General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Light green to chocolate brown upper; burgundy reverse with silver banding.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Attractive dark red bracts with yellow flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Aechmea
  • Bromeliad

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-07-22
8th day of a new bloom emerging from center cup in July
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-08-04
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-04-12
Young adult
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