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Aechmea blumenavii in the Garden

aechmea-blumenavii-canarius Canarius | Wednesday September 28th, 2016 |

buy-online-aechmea-blumenaviiBeautiful Aechmea from the outskirts of a city named Blumenau, in the cool, wet South East of Brazil. Aechmea blumenavii is a rare, cold hardy bromeliad. It is endemic to Sierra de Santa Catarina, by the city of Blumenau in SE Brazil.

Aechmea blumenavii is an endangered species and it is classified as Rare by the IUCN. This is the TRUE blumenavii, not the many mislabelled specimens in the trade. That’s why it is a rare endangered species in habitat. It is a tropical looking species which is highly sought after for gardening in non tropical countries because it is able to stand freezes to about -8 C.


flower-aechmea-blumenaviiAechmea blumenavii in the Garden

Aechmea blumenavii is very easy to grow in cultivation. Leaves are green and show the typical blue tip. Spikes of yellow flowers are produced in the cooler months, followed by pink-red fruits. Fruits will stay colourful for months.

As time passes it grows as a mat-forming ground cover.  As a bromeliad, it will need a draining substrate, with sand, compost or similar. It will enjoy growing on a raised bed or a rockery. It can also be grown on trees or rocks.

It grows as a house plant because it takes shade and dry air, so growers can take it indoors in the winter months to enjoy the flowers.

Our Shop

Please visit the Bromeliad Section of our Shop and check back often, because we offerent different bromeliads at different times of the year. We ship bromeliads to anywhere in Europe. Our bromeliads are already growing in many European countries, such as Spain, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Germany.

All bromeliads in catalogue are sold as bare-rooted “pups”, which are the robust basal suckers produced after blooming. Our pups are very easy to root – some will already show some roots when you open the box.

Discover how we ship on Canarius.com

Canarius | Tuesday July 21st, 2015 |

How-we-work On Canarius.com, we are lucky because any mail from the Canary Islands travels as airmail, so the box often travels during just 3-8 days and skips any spell of cold or heat. So far, we shipped hundreds of parcels to many different countries. Likewise, if you are out of the European Union we can make easier your purchase. The truth is that different countries out of Europe have different legal requirements. We will try to match all of them, but in some cases we need your cooperation. Some countries will ask you to request an import permit, so you will have to get it in advance and email it to us. Our minimum order is 80 €

For the customers in the USA

We are able to ship to the United States and we will ask you to cooperate and obtain an USDA-APHIS import permit so you can legally import our plants into the USA. We will prepare all the necessary documents to fulfill the requirements of your country. We offer a free phytosanitary certificate and a free handling for plants, including bare-rooting and packing. Some of the plants that we offer in our website are not allowed to be imported in the United States. This list is often changed by the United States, so please contact us if you have any doubt:

  • Saccharum (Sugar Canes)
  • Morus (Mulberry trees)
  • Citrus (All citrus fruit trees)
  • Some Palms (currently in our catalog: Livistona spp.)
  • Ipomoea batatas (Sweet potato, including black-leaved sweet potato)
  • Gossypium (Cotton)
  • Theobroma spp. (cacao)

How we work

This is a bit of information about how we ship. Contact us if you have any questions. We can easily reply in English, Spanish and Italian. Although, also we can handle other languages, such as French or German. Right after, we share with you an explanatory video about “How we work”: