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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea calyculata

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: calyculata (kal-ee-kuh-LAY-ta) (Info)

Synonym:Aechmea lutea
Synonym:Aechmea selloana
Synonym:Aechmea thyrsigera

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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:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
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
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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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 : S. Brazil to NE. Argentina

Regional...

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

High Springs, Florida



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