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Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea gamosepala var. nivea

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: gamosepala var. nivea

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Bronze-Green

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

Provides winter interest

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

The nivea variety of A. gamosepala is not seen very often. The inforescence is pink with white flowers instead of the usual blue flowers. Like the common species, the leaves have no stickers and grow in upright rosettes.