A picture of a Bromeliad

Bromeliad

Aechmea fasciata

Also known as

Vaasplant, Kruikplant (Afr.)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

30cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Flower of Bromeliad Garden, Lotusland

Bromeliad Overview

Aechmea fasciata is an evergreen perennial with funnel-shaped rosettes of grey leaves. A dense, central, terminal spike of purple tubular flowers is formed, often with colourful, pink triangular bracts. It produces a spherical, woolly, fleshy fruit. Like many other bromeliads, this species naturally occurs in woodland, scrub or rocky areas, and is a popular indoor plant that may even be grown outdoors in subtropical and tropical regions.

Common problems with Bromeliad

Scale insects can be a problem on young leaves.

How to harvest Bromeliad

Harvest the seeds once the seed pod is ripe

How to propagate Bromeliad

Seed

Sow seeds as soon as they are ripe and mature

Division

Divide clumps during late spring or early summer.

Special features of Bromeliad

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 Bromeliad

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

Exotic Plants

Add these plants to your space to give an exotic feel.

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