Aechmea lueddemanniana

R80.00

  • Medium to large growing
  • Attractive accent or feature plant
  • Unusual flower spike with white berries
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Easy

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Description

An elegant plant which can grow up to almost 75 cm in diameter.  The mottled, olive-green leaves become tinged with rosy-bronze in bright light.

The attractive, long lasting, flower spike has lavender flowers which then develop into white berries.  The rather unusual spike of white berries gradually turns purple providing a beautiful display which lasts for several months.

A highly recommended plant for adding interest or creating a unique focal point in your garden.  Also a good choice for growing in containers and sure to compliment your outdoor living space.

Additional information

Weight .300 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Early morning sun or late afternoon sun, avoid planting in areas with direct sunlight at midday to prevent scorching or bleaching of the leaves. It can also be grown in 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 lueddemanniana 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 12 cm plastic pot. 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.