This beautiful Bromeliad is available in 3 completely different varieties: pink, orange and multicoloured in purple/white/red. What is conveniently known as flowers, are in fact mostly beautiful bracts. The flowers themselves are quite small and not as flamboyant as the rest of the plant. Looking at the leaves, you immediately understand why this plant is called Aechmea. In Greek, this name means ‘spearhead’. Some species have a specific leaf pattern that gives the plant extra ornamental value. Beautiful to look at! There are also Aechmeas that will surprise you with colour-changing seed berries.
Pot sizes: 12cm – 15cm
Varieties: We cultivate 3 Aechmea varieties
All varieties can be seen here in one overview
From light to very bright; never in direct sunlight.
1x per week
Place Aechmeas in a well-lit spot in the house, but not in direct sunlight. This plant is watered in the central calyx, which is the heart of the plant from which the flower grows. From this central cup, the plant will feed itself. When water is no longer visible in the central base of the leaves the plant should be watered again. Their tropical roots make Aechmeas excellent survivors and therefore, they require little maintenance. Aechmeas provide an average of 3-6 months of flowering pleasure!
Bromeliads with thick leaves like a dry environment and Bromeliads with thin leaves prefer a more humid location. The Aechmea can cope well with central heating. On its leaves, the Aechmea has small scales that form a super-efficient absorption system. In desert areas, these serve as heat shields at the same time. There, they prevent the plants from losing unnecessary amounts of moisture in the scorching sun. The more silvery-white and downy-leafed they look, the more scales the Aechmea will have. This Bromeliad also takes care of you: it filters formaldehyde from the air (a harmful gas that is found in tobacco smoke for example, but is also used as a preservative in cosmetics and it can also be released from furniture). In addition, unlike many other plants, it does not produce oxygen during the day, but at night. This makes it an ideal bedroom specimen.
Achmeas are flamboyant Bromeliads; truly something special for in the home. Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our value-added catalogue.