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Family: (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) ( Bromeliaceae Info) Genus: (EEK-mee-uh) ( Aechmea Info) Species: (fash-ee-AY-tuh) ( fasciata Info) Cultivar: Primera 8 members have or want this plant for trade. Category: Perennials Tropicals and Tender Perennials Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 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: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling Bloom Color: Pale Pink Pink Rose/Mauve Bloom Time: Late Fall/Early Winter Mid Winter Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Variegated Silver/Gray Other details: This plant is suitable for growing indoors Suitable for growing in containers 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: Patented Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed Click thumbnail to view: By Happenstance By Happenstance By HardDriver By HardDriver By 01Leta By plantmover By DATURA12
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Positive hob300 On Jan 12, 2013, hob300 from Brisbane
I received my plant two years ago as a gift. I've waited two years for a flower but very much worth the wait. I also have three large pups. The plant has thrived on relative neglect. Seems to love the warm humid climate. It sits on my front deck and only gets the late afternoon sun.I have never fed it and only repotted four months ago. Also, green tree frogs can occasionally been found in the cups having a little bathe, so cute. Such a beautiful plant to have right next to my front door.
Positive hmbgerl On Jun 10, 2008, hmbgerl from Folsom, CA wrote:
It will only bloom once, so once the offshoot is 1/3 the size of the mother plant, you can cut off the offshoot and dispose of the mother plant. I have read that you can force the offshoot to bloom by placing the plant in a large plastic bag with a whole apple. I haven't tried it yet though.
Positive Maudie On Apr 8, 2004, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:
The flower of this plant is so beautiful and long lasting it is
well worth the waiting for it to bloom. I also like it for the
foliage which is bold and beautiful.
Positive Happenstance On Apr 4, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Unlike Aechmea fasciata, this cultivar has no spines on the leaves. Easier to handle and less damage to the flower spike.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Jones, Alabama Clayton, California Folsom, California Hayward, California Stratford, Connecticut Bartow, Florida Delray Beach, Florida Eustis, Florida Fruitville, Florida Greater Northdale, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Navarre, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Tamarac, Florida Patterson, Georgia Bigfork, Montana Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Houston, Texas