A picture of a Coralberry

Coralberry

Aechmea fulgens

Aechmea fulgens (12376332385) by Tarciso Leão (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Coralberry

A Aechmea fulgens plant in flower with green leaves in a tree in a forest
A close up of some red Aechmea fulgens flowers
Coralberry (Aechmea fulgens), US Botanic Garden; photo provided with permission from USBG
A photo of Coralberry

Coralberry Overview

Aechmea fulgens is a perennial species in the Bromeliaceae family. It originates from Brazil and is grown as an ornamental plant, commonly known by the name Coralberry. Showy flowers are purple in colour, surrounded by bright red-orange modified leaves known as bracts. They lead onto shiny red berry fruits. Leaves grow to around 30cm long, coloured green on the upper surface and grey on the underside. Leaves have a wax-like coating on the undersides.

Common problems with Coralberry

How to propagate Coralberry

Seed

Division

Special features of Coralberry

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Coralberry

Indoor plant