Aechmea dichlamydea var. trinitensis

R155.00

  • Large growing
  • Magnificent plant with beautiful flowers
  • Can be grown epiphytically, mounted in a large tree
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Easy

5 in stock

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Description

A magnificent, large plant which can grow to 1 metre in diameter and height.

A large, arching, coral pink flower spike has bracts that are blue, spotted with purple and vivid blue flowers.  The plant remains in bloom for several months.

This plant thrives growing epiphytically in a large tree and will provide a striking display which is sure to attract attention.   A real beauty!

Additional information

Weight .600 kg
Dimensions 17 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Best grown in partial shade or spots that receive early morning or late afternoon sun.

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. 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: Aechmea dichlamydea var. trinitensis is frost sensitive and it is best grown in areas where minimum winter temperatures are above 5 degrees Celsius.

Please Note

The plant is currently growing in a 17 cm plastic pot and is approximately half the size of a mature plant. 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.