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Aechmea blumenavii

Frost-hardy Aechmea with blue-tipped green leaves, from the outskirts of a city named Blumenau, in the cool, wet South of Brazil. Spikes of yellow flowers are followed by colourful fruits, lasting months. It can take -7 C (20 F). This is the TRUE blumenavii, not the many mislabelled specimens in the trade.

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Beautiful Aechmea from the outskirts of a city named Blumenau, in the cool, wet South East of Brazil.

Aechmea blumenavii has blue-tipped green leaves. Inflorescences are spikes of yellow flowers produced in November - December. Flowers are followed by long-lasting orange-pink infructescences.

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.

It is still rare in cultivation, but it is considered frost-hardy. Aechmea blumenavii can appearently take low temperatures with little or no damage at -7 C (20 F) for several hours.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 40cm-50cm
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 0 ºC
Flowering Season Cooler Months
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Perennials