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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea nudicaulis var. cuspidata

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: nudicaulis var. cuspidata

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral olddude On Aug 9, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Distribution : Venezuela and Ecuador to Brazil
Synonyms: Aechmea aureorosea (Antoine) Baker
Aechmea cornui Carrière
Aechmea nudicaulis var. aureorosea (Antoine) L.B.Sm.
Aechmea nudicaulis forma cornui (Carrière) Bois
Aechmea nudicaulis var. distans Wittm.
Aechmea nudicaulis var. sulcata (Lindm.) Mez
Aechmea nudicaulis forma tabuleirensis (Reitz) Reitz
Aechmea nudicaulis var. tabuleirensis Reitz
Aechmea sulcata Lindm.
Billbergia oblonga Mart. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Bromelia hookeri Sweet
Bromelia lutea G.Mey.
Hoplophytum aureoroseum Antoine
Hoplophytum spicatum Beer
Hoplophytum unispicatum (Vell.) Beer
Pothuava nudicaulis var. aureorosea (Antoine) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
Pothuava nudicaulis var. cuspidata (Baker) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
Pothuava nudicaulis var. tabuleirensis (Reitz) L.B.Sm. & W.J.Kress
Pothuava spicata Gaudich.
Tillandsia unispicata Vell.






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