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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea 'Mend'

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

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow
Smooth-Textured
Leathery-Textured
Pink

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Mend is a cv. of lueddemanniana (after H. Lueddemann, plant collector). The name is derived from (M)Mildred Merkel, (E)Edward Ensign who sowed the seed, (N)Julian Nally who gave the seed to Ensign, and (D)in memory of Ralph Davis) - Albo-marginated in white becoming bright pink-red in good light. The Plant has an open vase-shaped rosette to 18" tall and 24" wide. Origin: 1960

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida



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