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.
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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|Minimum winter temperature||-10 ºC to 0 ºC|