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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea 'Vaquero'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Vaquero
Hybridized by Dennis Cathcart

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Leathery-Textured
Red

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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 Jan 10, 2010, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'Vaquero' is a compact cross with a tight, upright tube shape. It has large spines and the leaves have bold, red bars. The yellow flowers are shown off by showy red bracts.
(A. maculata x pineliana v. minuta).

Regional...

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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Spring, Texas



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