Aechmea blanchetiana is the ultimate large bromeliad for landscaping outdoors, reaching intense orange-yellow colour in full sun. Aechmea blanchetiana is native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil, where it grows both terrestrially, in coastal sand, or epiphytically, on the branches of tall forest trees. Clumping large rosettes of wide and shiny leaves, producing a spectacular floral display which lasts for months. The heavily branched inflorescence appears in July and grows to 1,7 m (5 ft) tall, in red and yellow.
You can buy this spectacular plant at www.canarius.com, in the Bromeliad Section of our shop.
This video posted on Youtube shows Aechmea blanchetiana, just like the ones we grow, showing different colours according to different light exposures.