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Aechmea Bromeliad, Amazonian Zebra Plant, Urn Plant

Aechmea chantinii

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: chantinii (chan-tee-nee-ee) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Blue-Green

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 28, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Colorful open rosette of hard olive green leaves with pronounced pinkish gray cross bands; inflorescence on branched spike with tight red bracts tipped yellow, subtended by red bract leaves. Tropical.

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