Aechmea comata striata

Showy bromeliad from Brazil with leathery, spiny leaves. It is native to coastal areas but it is from the deep South, so it is hardy to about -3 C.

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Showy bromeliad from Brazil with leathery, spiny leaves. It is native to coastal areas but it is from the deep South, so it is hardy to cold.

It grows well outdoors in coastal Mediterranean climates.  It is said to survive to frost, to about - 3 C. It stands different light levels as long as bright light is provided.

Aechmea comata is placed in the Ortgesia group of Aechmea, so flowers are arranged in showy spikes and they start opening in the central part of the inflorescence. Then they progressively open above and below. As in most species of Ortgesia, each flower has a beautiful colour contrast between the calyx and the corolla. Most of the species in this group from SE Brazil, are tolerant of cool weather and some frost.

We offer one bare-rooted plant of Aechmea kertesziae, of 15-20 cm, able to flower in one year. We ship it worldwide.

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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 Spring
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
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