A tissue culture hybrid of Aechmea chantinii x fasciata. The plant grows to 2 and 1/2 feet in a large green rosette shape with many spiny leaves lightly scurfed. The rosy pinkish-red bloom is long-lasting and stunning.
A cultivar of (calyculata x recurvata) is a tough and handsome small grower that keeps a compact shape in varying light conditions. The recurvata parent lends an upright, compact, vase-like shape, and the calyculata parent adds the bright yellow flowering inflorescence. Nice for landscape around boulders.
A widespread species found from Mexico to Bolivia, that forms tall and tightly erect, tubular or bottle-shaped growth. There are several forms, this one being the typical or green foliaged form. A nice species for landscaping, forming attractive clusters. The inflorescence is a white cone with yellow flowers and rose bracts. Grows to about 3 feet tall. Our seeds were sourced from Lucas Assis who collected them in Minas Gerais state, in Brazil.
A species of Bahia, Brazil where it lives in sand dune habitats, much like Ae. blanchetiana. The plant bears a resemblance to Ae. rubens in the inflorescence, but there are distinct differences there and in the overall size and shape of the plant. A medium grower to about 30 inches tall in an upright, funnelform rosette of wide greenish-yellow leaves.
The inflorescence is a scape with reddish branches and bracts. Cultivate in bright light for best form and color.
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Aechmea nudicaulis v. capitata (Red Banded)
A handsome form collected in Brazil by Wally Berg and John Anderson (BAB223). Stiff leaves form a flaring, tubular rosette and bear the typical deep ‘thumb print’ characteristic of the species. The leaves are green above with a slight red margin and colorfully banded with silver below, with pink, red, orange and brown suffused into the green leaves. Great for a hanging basket, decorative pot or even for mounting.
This is one of nicest forms of recurvata, which includes many excellent clones. This one, which originated in the collection of Chester Skotak, forms a small, tight, bulbous rosette with recurving leaves at maturity and colors up with reddish upper leaves, pink bracts and lavender flowers. When not blooming, the leaves are light green with a slight grayish cast.
Aechmea recurvata benrathii
A really cute miniature well suited to a bright terraria. Mature at about 4 inches, it is somewhat bulbous at the base with dark tinted leaves and produces a short inflorescence of pink flowers and a pink flush when in bloom. Good for mounting on rock or wood, very hardy. In landscapes, this clustering species makes a colorful addition to rock gardens or small space gardens in almost any degree of light.