Aechmea cylindrata


  • Fast growing
  • Excellent groundcover
  • Grows well mounted in a tree or on a piece of driftwood etc.
  • Low maintenance and water-wise
  • Care level: Very easy

4 in stock



A lovely, medium sized, rather upright growing plant that can grow to 45 cm high.  A variable species with a number of different flower colour forms available.  The plant offered for sale has a cylindrical flower spike with orange bracts and blue flowers.

A vigorous grower that multiplies freely and forms a dense clump in a relatively short space of time.  Highly recommended as a groundcover and for providing a splash of colour to your garden in winter.

This species also grows well epiphytically.  Add tropical flair to your garden by growing it mounted in a tree, on a tree stump or piece of decorative driftwood etc.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Best in spots with a little morning or late afternoon sun, partial shade or 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 pine bark, coco peat 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. Plants grown epiphytically will require more frequent watering particularly during very hot spells.

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 cylindrata is cold hardy down to a minimum temperature of -3 degrees Celsius.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing in a 15 cm plastic pot and is near flowering size. 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 photographs of the flowering plant and flower are for reference purposes only.