A plant that resembles the group of Aechmeas that were formerly Streptocalyx. The piink clone has large rose colored bracts, over six inches long, decorate a panicle of grape-sized black berries. Long lasting color and a large grower.
We found this plant in the deep forest of Amazonian Ecuador, far up the Napo river. We had been traveling in a forty foot long dugout canoe when we came to a natural rise in the otherwise flat expanse of jungle. The chance to get out and walk was welcome. It wasn't long before we came across a mighty clump of this interesting Aechmea, low on a tree trunk. A rare sight amongst the forest giants. Fortunately for us it was in seed and we made a collection.
*We are offering the reddish orange clone.
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