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Iced-T Bromeliad

Aechmea (Hybrid)

  • ​Family name: Bromeliaceae
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Mature Dimensions:  Height 3-5’ – Width: 3-4’
  • Zone: 9 – 12
  • Aechmea can be grown outdoors in warmer climates.  In cooler climates a little extra care is needed and they can be grown in pots indoors.
  • Aechmea require good light but not strong direct light.  Care revolves around keeping the plant warm and the “tank” filled with clean water.  Watering is essential during summer, holding back a little in the winter, making sure they do not like to sit in water.
  • Propagation by removing the offsets or pups by taking some roots with them and replant.  Pups should be around 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the parent and can be divided every 3 – 4 years. 1/4 strength liquid seaweed fertilizer once a month is recommended in the growing period.  

Iced-T Bromeliad