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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea weilbachii

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: weilbachii (well-ba-shee-ee) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Red
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-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

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Distribution : Brazil (Espírito Santo to Rio de Janeiro)

Synonyms: Aechmea subinermis Baker
Aechmea weilbachea Carričre
Aechmea weilbachii var. albipetala Leme & And.Costa
Aechmea weilbachii forma leodiensis (André) E.Pereira & Leme
Aechmea weilbachii var. leodiensis André
Aechmea weilbachii var. pendula E.Pereira & Moutinho
Aechmea weilbachii forma pendula Reitz
Aechmea weilbachii forma viridisepala E.Pereira & Leme
Lamprococcus laurentianus K.Koch
Lamprococcus weilbachii (Didr.) E.Morren
Quesnelia glaziovii Baker




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