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PlantFiles: Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea recurvata

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: recurvata (rek-er-VAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is monocarpic

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

ONe of the more user friendly Aechmeas- only itty bitty, sparsely spaced spines along the leaf margins. Flower is showy with mostly pink and some orange. Leaves can be variegated. Not usually a soil plant- lives on branches and rocks.


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

Mckinleyville, California
San Marcos, California
Bartow, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Louisville, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas

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