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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad, Variegated Matchstick Plant
Aechmea gamosepala 'Lucky Stripe'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: gamosepala (gam-oh-SEP-uh-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lucky Stripe

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
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:
Non-patented

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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Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Odessa, Florida
Pepeekeo, Hawaii



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