Aechmea ornata 'Hoehneana'

Aechmea ornata is hardy to some good frost, to at least -7 C. This variety Hoehneana has minor differences in the inflorescence but our plants are truly dwarf, with a mottled pale green colour, often with a pink hue on the tips.

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Aechmea ornata is a variable Bromeliad species, appreciated for its ornamental value and its frost-resistance. It is endemic to southern Brazil from Rio de Janeiro State south to Santa Catarina and most specimens will resist unscathed to at least -7 C.

There is a bit of mistery around this variety hoehneana, described in 1955. The flowering axis is thinner and flowers are blue, but this is not too exciting for collectors. The big thing about it is its dwarf growth habit. We do not know if it is for all hoehneas around but our clone has very dwarf, squat rosettes wider than tall. Furthermore their colour is quite attractive, with a mottled pale green colour, often with a pink hue on the tips.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 20cm-30cm
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature -10 ºC to -5 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
Important Notice-Due to our long experience as exporters and importers, we inform you that all orders arriving after 16 November 2023 will be shipped after the second week of January 2024, to avoid any possible loss or delay in delivery due to excessive Christmas parcel traffic