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Aechmea tillandsioides

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: tillandsioides (til-land-see-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is monocarpic
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral olddude On Aug 9, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Distribution : Mexico to S. Trop. America

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Miami, Florida



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