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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea recurvata 'Aztec Gold'

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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

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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
Chartreuse/Yellow
Smooth-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 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.

Regional...

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

Escondido, California
Fallbrook, California
San Marcos, California



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