Aechmea gamosepala

R50.00

  • Fast growing
  • Provides colour in winter
  • Popular choice as a groundcover
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Very easy

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Description

Aechmea gamosepala has soft, bright green leaves and reaches a height of 30 cm.

The upright, bottlebrush-like flower spike has pink bracts and blue-purple flowers.  These appear in winter and after flowering the flower spike turns cerise pink and remains this colour for many months.

A vigorous grower that accumulates quickly and forms dense clumps.  An excellent choice as a low maintenance groundcover for partial shade to full shade areas in the garden.

Aechmea gamosepala will also grow indoors and add a tropical feel to your living space.

Also grows well epiphytically and can be grown successfully mounted in trees, on tree stumps or decorative driftwood etc.

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Aechmea gamosepala 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 gamosepala is cold hardy down to a minimum winter temperature of -5 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.