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Thursday, 4 April 2013


Aechmea fasciata (silver vase, urn plant) is a bromeliad native to Brazil. This plant is probably the best known species in this genus, and it is often grown as a houseplant in temperate areas. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

The plant grows slowly, reaching to between 1 and 3 feet in height, and spreading up to 2 feet. It has elliptic–oval-shaped leaves that are between 18 and 36 inches long and arranged in a basal rosette pattern.

A. fasciata requires partial shade and a well-drained, but moisture-retentive soil. It can also be grown epiphytically, as, for example, with moss around its roots and wired to rough bark. Root rot can be a problem if the soil is too moist. Scale insects and mosquitos will sometimes breed in the pools of water that are trapped between the leaves.

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  1. It's beautiful. I love the color.

  2. A stunning bromeliad, Nick. These are fascinating in their shapes and colours. (It seems we are both feeling "in the pink" today!)

  3. My mother had a big bromelia (the only reason i know it's name, lol! Always have loved the bloom.

  4. A really great picture of a funny flower you've taken today.
    Have a nice sunny week :-)

  5. Hi! Nice capture. Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  6. Never seen them with such blue tips.

  7. I love bromeliads. It's just so hard to get them to re-bloom as houseplants. So I admire them in the greenhouses, mostly. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

  8. very pretty! i've seen this flower last week but in vivid red.

  9. Gorgeous cactus flower. The blue makes it very unique

  10. bromeliads grow outdoors here in Auckland. I alwasy think ot thm as pineapples.