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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea 'Fosters Freckles'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fosters Freckles
Hybridized by Foster

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Mottled
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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)
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jun 5, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

In1961 Mulford Foster crossed Ae. fendleri and Ae. orlandiana. Light green leaves are spotted with deep brown and have a dark base. The small flowers are white, but are striking set in bright red bracts.



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