Aechmea Bromeliad, Urn Plant 'Aztec Gold'

Aechmea recurvata

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: recurvata (rek-er-VAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aztec Gold
Hybridized by Catlan
Registered or introduced: 1981

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

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

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Escondido, California

Fallbrook, California

San Marcos, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 15, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Aztec Gold' is a cultivar of A. recurvata v. A. recurvata. The light gold to chartreuse leaves have stripes of bright green. The margins are adorned with thorns. The red inflorescence is long lasting.

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