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Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea roeseliae

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Leathery-Textured

Red

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)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 3, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rare species is endemic to the lowlands of Equador. It grows at mid-level in deeply shaded forests. The long leaves are red below when mature. The inflorescence is large and colorful.