Aechmea distichantha var. schlumbergeri


  • Large growing
  • Beautiful flowers
  • Extremely tough and care free plant
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Very easy

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A large growing plant with stiff, slightly arching, silver-grey leaves that can grow up to a height of 80cm.

The tall and beautiful, cylindrical flower spike is coral pink with blue flowers.

A very tough plant that adapts easily to growing in a wide range of different conditions.  Aechmea distichantha var. schlumbergeri copes with ease in coastal gardens with salt-laden winds, or inland gardens with frost and also in very dry, drought-like conditions.  Recommended for beginners.  A striking addition to your garden.

Additional information

Weight .500 kg
Dimensions 17 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: A general growing temperature range for Aechmea is 7 degrees Celsius – 30 degrees Celsius. Aechmea distichantha var. schlumbergeri is cold hardy down to a minimum winter temperature of -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 photographs of the plant in flower are for reference purposes only.