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Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'

Aechmea fasciata 'Primera'

Also known as

Urn Plant 'Primera', Silver Vase Plant 'Primera'

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera' Overview

Aechmea fasciata 'Primera' is an evergreen perennial epiphyte with funnel-shaped rosettes of green leaves with horizontal silvery-grey patterning. A dense, central, terminal spike of small, purple, tubular flowers are formed, surrounded by colourful, pink, triangular modified leaves known as bracts. It produces a spherical, woolly, fleshy fruit. Like many other bromeliads, this plant is adapted to rainforest environments. It is a popular indoor plant that may even be grown outdoors in subtropical and tropical regions. Grow in bright, partial sun, this plant enjoys higher humidity, you could group plants together or place on a pebble tray to improve the immediate humidity around your plant. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It is also protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'

How to harvest Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'

Harvest the seeds once the seed pod is ripe

How to propagate Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'


Sow seeds as soon as they are ripe and mature


Divide clumps during late spring or early summer.

Special features of Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'

Pot plant

Good container plants, use gritty well draining growing medium.

Indoor plant

Place in high light areas out of direct sunlight.

Other uses of Silver-Vase Bromeliad 'Primera'

Container plant, ornamental.