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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea pineliana

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: pineliana

Synonym:Aechmea pineliana var. pineliana

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Nov 21, 2006, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Excellant Brom for cooler areas.It even seem to have a violet cast in bright light or, until-in direct sun reddish.

Positive MotherNature4 On Oct 24, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Brighter light turns the foliage reddish bronze. The interesting inflorescence has red flaglike bracts.

Be careful, the leaves have some really bad stickers.


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

Hayward, California
Miami, Florida
Dublin, Georgia

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