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.