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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea nudicaulis

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: nudicaulis (new-dee-KAW-liss) (Info)

Synonym:Bromelia nudicaulis

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Red
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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 budding
By simple layering

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:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Jun 8, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am no bromeliad expert, but this plant is unique in my garden in that the flowering rosettes don't die after the flower is gone.. I have not seen one flower a second time, but the original plant is still growing nicely. A sucker has flowered every year for me since I planted it 4 years ago, but the plant just gets larger and larger... no monocarpism (yet) here.

Positive Monocromatico On Apr 24, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a great species for warm and humid climates, since it lives naturally on lots of trees in the middle of the biggest brazilian cities. It grows fast on organic soil, preffering, however, an epiphyticous habitat. Very easy to get new plants from the rosettes that grow fast on the rizome, reacting well to transplantation. Sometimes, the plant gets too big for its pot, so its recomendable to control its growth if you are not planning to grow new buds. The leaves are thick and may be spiny, just plain green, but the inflorescence is spectacular.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Naples, Florida



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