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 resist unscathed to at least -7 C.
This variegated clone is just as hardy as the wild species but its colour pattern is hypnotic! It is full of perfect yellow stripes, often wider at the center of each leaf. It is a supreme ornamental that can't be missed in any tropical garden far from the tropics.
'Nationalis Median' was formerly described as Aechmea ornata var, nationalis, but now it has a cultivar name. If you want to know more, here is the discussion in 2017, when it has been decided to give a cultivar status to the name nationalis and to accommodate the different coloured variegations. This yellow one has been called ‘Nationalis Median’ and the white one is now called ‘Nationalis Marginated’. Visit THIS LINK and see pictures of our plants on the packing desk and learn more about what we ship, including some bromeliads.
Visit the Bromeliad Section in our Blog and learn more about our bromeliads.
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