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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea gamosepala var. nivea

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 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.



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