11 Common Aechmea Bromeliads
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Aechmeas constitute a large genus of bromeliads and are widely distributed in nature from Mexico to Argentina.
Nearly all of them form strong open rosettes, often retaining water in the center of the plant. They have good root systems, which not only anchor them to their hosts as they are mostly epiphytic, but take in sustenance from the rotting detritus that accumulates in pockets on the trees where they grow.
Below is a list of the most common Aechmea bromeliads; click the links for more information on each type!
Popular Aechmea Species and Cultivars
- A. chantinii (Amazonian Zebra Plant)
- A. cylindrata
- A. fasciata (Silver Vase or Urn Plant)
- A. ‘Foster’s Favorite’
- A. fulgens (Coralberry)
- A. gamosepala
- A. nudicaulis
- A. orlandiana
- A. pineliana
- A. ‘Royal Wine’
- A. Weilbachii var. leodiensis
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