Aechmea (Aechmea nudicaulis 'Rubra')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Silvery green, turning red when grown in high light.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Orange-red bracts bearing small 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: Epiphytic

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-01-13
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Location: full sunDate: 2017-07-14This bromeliad is not color coordinated but pretty.
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Location: full sunDate: 2017-06-18this plant lends itself well to a hanging basket...
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2018-02-27
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Location: full sunDate: 2017-06-18this plant develops beautiful color in full sun...
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Location: full sunDate: 2017-07-14These blooms have a way of startling me.  They are not there and
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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