Aechmea aquilegia


  • Large growing
  • Long lasting, showy flowers
  • Fantastic accent or feature plant
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Easy

5 in stock

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An attractive and large growing plant which forms a funnel-like rosette that can reach a height of 80 cm.   The leaves are olive-green and can have a dark purple hue if grown in full sun.

The tall, very showy, long lasting flower spike of up to 1 metre in height has large red bracts with bright yellow flowers.

This species adapts easily to a wide range of different growing conditions.  A highly recommended plant for adding interest or creating a striking focal point in your garden.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light:  Tolerant of a wide range of conditions from full sun to full shade.

Soil:  Generally Bromeliads which grow terrestrially, require good drainage and like to grow in soil which is airy and fast draining.  We recommend the addition of compost or fine bark to the planting area.

When growing your plant in containers, it is also important to ensure that your soil is light, airy and free draining.  A combination of a good quality potting soil with the addition of either coco peat, pine bark or perlite is recommended.

Watering:  Many Bromeliads are surprisingly water wise.  When watering, water your plant thoroughly, then allow to dry out before watering again.  Always ensure that there is water in your Bromeliad’s tank or cup.  The frequency of watering will vary according to the season. Remember if you are unsure as to whether to water or not, rather keep the plant on a drier side as overwatering can lead to fungal problems which can kill a plant quickly.

Fertiliser:  Use a balanced water soluble fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.

Temperature:  A general growing temperature range for Aechmea is 7 degrees Celsius – 30 degrees Celsius. Aechmea aquilegia is frost sensitive and should be grown in climates that do not frost.

Please Note

The plant is currently growing in a 12 cm plastic pot. It will be supplied bare root (without a pot or soil). Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. Also the colours of plants can vary according to the season. The plant supplied will be similar to the plant photographed. This plant is currently on promotion @ R 65 as the foliage has some spotting due to cold weather conditions.