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.
Aechmea nudicaulis 'Chiriqui Grande'
A nice and different clone collected by Harry Luther on a 1987 Selby expedition to Panama with Libby Besse, Joe Halton and John Kress. The plant was found in Bocas del Toro in the vicinity of Chiriqui Grande at about sea level (SEL87-0233A). A stiff leaved plant, more open in shape than some other forms, with silver banding on the leaf undersides and heavy speckling on the upper sides when grown bright. The inflorescence is short, semi-erect with crimson bracts and yellow sepals and petals. Stoloniferous in habit, it grows to about 15 inches tall. A piece of bromeliad history!
Aechmea nudicaulis 'Mary Hyde' albomarginated
A robust and spectacular plant with tubular growth up to 24 inches tall in stoloniferous clusters with stiff, light green leaves with bold, golden-yellow margins. The inflorescence is brilliant yellow with blazing red bracts. An easy growing, must-have plant. Grow potted, in a hanging basket or mounted. One of the best and most colorful forms of nudicaulis. Easy and rewarding.
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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 'Red Form'
A handsome addition to this hardy family of small, colorful Aechmeas. Larger growing than most, these plants reach almost 12 inches tall. Their shape is somewhat bulbous, with swollen bases and leaves that constrict towards the top then flare out. The best feature is the color. This clone is rusty-red. Growing in high light helps keep the color bright. When blooming, the top of the plant flushes bright red with lovely purple flowers.
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.
Aechmea recurvata x calyculata
The reverse of a popular cross produces a more delicate plant, with a shape favoring the recurvata parent. The inflorescence is a short scape with colorful red bracts and pale yellow flowers.