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Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii

This is the smallest variety of a widely grown frost-hardy bromeliad. When blooming the upper part of the plant turns bright pink for 2-3 months. This easy growing beauty is endemic to Santa Catalina, in SE Brazil. Cold hardy to at least - 8 C.

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Benrathii is the smallest variety of a widely grown frost hardy bromeliad: Aechmea recurvata. This smaller variety is endemic to Santa Catalina, in SE Brazil, and reaches 10-16 cm in diameter. When blooming the upper part of the plant turns bright pink for 2-3 months.

Aechmea recurvata is a tolerant to different conditions and even to neglect. It can be grown in sun or shade, in rock gardens, on trees, in baskets or in a bright terrarium. They can be planted epiphytically, mounted on rock or wood. This species also resists to drought and frost.

This hardy plant is useful in cold areas to give a tropical look to the garden. Palm enthusiasts in cold countries grow this bromeliad epiphytically on Trachycarpus trunks to create a rainforest effect.

It will take long cool winters and frost to about - 10 C. It can grow outdoors in many areas of the United Kingdom, undamaged at -8 C (18 F).

We offer one large rooted pup of Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii, of 14-16 cm, able to flower in one year or less. We ship it worldwide.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 10cm-20cm
Botanical family Bromeliaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -10 ºC to 0 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Pink
Color Blue
Care Terrarium
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
All the orders that we will receive during the month of December 2018 we will process and ship around January 10, 2019