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

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

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

Regional

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

Bonita Springs, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Winnsboro, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.