Aechmea Foster’s Favourite

R65.00

  • Attractive glossy dark burgundy foliage
  • Pendant flower spike with berry like flowers
  • Grows well epiphytically
  • Shade loving
  • Care level: Easy

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Description

A very attractive rosette of soft, glossy, dark burgundy leaves.

A long lasting, pendulous flower spike with bright red berries and blue flowers hangs down lower than the plant.

A vigorous grower which multiplies freely to form colourful clumps.

Perfectly suited for growing in hanging baskets.  This plant 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.

Fantastic choice for brightening up shady spots in your garden.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Aechmea Foster’s Favourite is best grown in partial shade 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. 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 Foster’s Favourite is frost sensitive and is best grown in areas where minimum winter temperatures do not drop below 0 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 photograph of the plant in flower is for reference purposes only.