One of the most popular bromeliads, Aechmea fasciata, is an evergreen with rosettes of distinctive variegated or banded leaves of silvery grey, often with spiny edges. A stunning, long lasting, bright pink flower grows in the center of the plant. In spite of their exotic appearance, growing an Aechmea bromeliad is actually very simple.
These are rather large plants, so they ship almost bareroot via UPS 3-day select in a 24″ tube. There will be a small amount of soil to protect roots. Being a bromeliad, roots are minimal since it gets its nutrients in other ways.
Our Bromeliad Aechmea Pink is absolutely beautiful and blooming or ready to bloom.
These plants are epiphytic. In their natural environment, they grow on trees, rocks, or other plants. Aechmea bromeliad care can be achieved by mimicking this environment or by growing in containers. The plants do well in a container filled with a potting mix that drains quickly, such as a combination of half commercial potting soil and half small bark chips. An orchid potting mix also works well. Large plants can be top heavy and should be in a sturdy pot that isn‚Äôt easily tipped. Place your Aechmea bromeliad plant in indirect light or moderate shade, but not in direct sunlight. Temperature should be at least 55‚Ñâ. (13‚ÑÉ.). Keep the cup in the central rosette about half full of water at all times; however, don‚Äôt keep it completely full, as it may rot, especially during the winter months. Empty the cup every month or two so the water doesn‚Äôt become stagnant.
Water the potting soil well every month or two, or whenever the soil is somewhat dry, depending on temperature and humidity in your home. Decrease water during the winter months and keep the soil on the dry side. Rinse the leaves at least once every year, or more if you notice buildup on the leaves. It‚Äôs also a good idea to mist the leaves lightly once in a while. Fertilize the plants lightly every six weeks when the plant is actively growing in spring and summer, using a water-soluble fertilizer mixed to one quarter strength. Don‚Äôt feed the plant during the winter months.
Provide winter protection in cold areas.
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