Aechmea bracteata


  • Large growing
  • Extremely dramatic and decorative plant
  • Unusual berry-like flowers
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Very easy

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A large growing and extremely decorative plant.  The grey-green leaves are armed with large spines and are a prominent feature of the plant providing a dramatic effect.  The plant develops a bulbous base and grows to form an unusual bottle-shaped rosette.

The tall, branched flower spike can reach 1,5 metre in height and lasts for many months.  It has red bracts with green berry-like flowers which turn black afterwards.

Definitely a plant with lots of presence.  Grow it in a container to make a bold statement or create an interesting and dramatic focal point.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Full sun to partial 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: Aechmea bracteata is frost hardy.

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.