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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea angustifolia

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Aechmea andradei
Synonym:Aechmea boliviana
Synonym:Aechmea cumingii
Synonym:Aechmea cylindrica
Synonym:Aechmea dryanderae

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Green
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
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)

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Distribution : Nicaragua to S. Trop. America, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela
Synonyms: Aechmea eggersii Mez
Aechmea inconspicua Harms
Aechmea leucocarpa Andr
Hohenbergia angustifolia (Poepp. & Endl.) Baker
Hoplophytum angustifolium



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