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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea luddemanniana 'Alvarez'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: luddemanniana
Cultivar: Alvarez

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Rubbery-Textured
Red

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Jun 24, 2012, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

‘Alavarez’ is a cv. of lueddemanniana (after H. Lueddemann, plant collector). ‘Alvarez’ is medio-picta, with a broad stripe of pinkish orange up the centre of each leaf, green margins and centre lineations. Plant maintains good color in higher light growing to 30” tall.

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida



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