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PlantFiles: Amazonian Zebra Plant, Urn Plant Bromeliad
Aechmea chantinii 'Black Chantini'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: chantinii (chan-tee-nee-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Chantini

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Dark/Black
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
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:
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 6, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This clone is a beautiful vase shaped bromeliad native to the Amazon rain forest. The dark leaves are banded with silver. Red bracts show off the yellow flowers on the inflorescence.

Regional...

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

Bonita Springs, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Winnsboro, Texas



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