One of the best large bromeliads, widely used in tropical garden design. Leaves reach intense orange-yellow colour in full sun. Native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Hardy to about -1 C (30 F).
This is one of the best large bromeliads, 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.
It is a clumping species, with large rosettes of wide and glossy 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 and lasts until December. It loves hot, sunny coastal conditions but it can take light frost. It is hardy to frost of about -1 C (30 F).
Read in our blog about Aechmea blanchetiana in Europe
For large species such as this one, we select and ship to your home cuttings of 35-45 cm. The weight is 300-600 grams. Pups of large species will often lack roots and can take 2 – 3 years to reach maturity. The picture below shows what we ship. We ship worldwide.
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|Minimum winter temperature||0 ºC to 10 ºC|