Coralberry

Aechmea fulgens

profile iconAechmea fulgens (12376332385)
by Tarciso Leão (CC BY 2.0)
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A close up of a green Aechmea fulgens plant with red flowers
profile iconAechmea fulgens (12376332385)
by Tarciso Leão (CC BY 2.0)
1 of 4
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.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Northeastern Brazil.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Bromeliaceae