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Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

Aechmea pepita 'Elegant Flames'

Also known as

Flame Bromeliad

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Aechmea 'Elegant Flame' Overview

A stunning bromeliad from the rainforests of South America, it has a rosette of thick, sword-shaped, mid-green foliage from which it's red and yellow flame-shaped flower rises on a central stalk. Launched at RHS Chelsea in 2015 this exotic plant has fast become a favourite. The genus is named Aechmea after the Greek word aichne meaning lance point or spear-like, which it's leaves resemble.

Common problems with Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

Generally Pest & disease free

    How to harvest Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    Division

    After the flower bract has died back, the "mother" plant will send out a series of offsets, or pups, from the base of the plant emerging from between the mother plants bigger leaves. Using a sharp shovel, long knife or saw. Cut the pup as far down as you can, even below the surface of the soil. Place it into a new pot with new potting media, or you can tie the pup to a branch to grow in it's new position.

    Special features of Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    Indoor plant

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    This plant suits glasshouses or bright (but indirect light) indoor situations planted in rockery style arrangements under other plants.