Aechmea nudicaulis

R80.00

  • Unique tubular growth habit
  • Fantastic plant for growing epiphytically
  • Bold and bright flowers
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Very easy

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Description

A plant with a unique tubular growth habit.  The very stiff leaves are mottled green and edged with prominent spines.

The upright, cylindrical flower spike has brilliant red bracts and bright yellow flowers which appear in mid-summer.  The flowers are so bright that they can catch your attention from quite a distance.

This is a very tough plant and adapts readily to growing under a wide range of different conditions.

Perfectly suited for growing epiphytically and we highly recommend it for mounting in trees, on tree stumps or decorative driftwood.

The plant also multiplies fairly quickly and a clump of Aechmea nudicaulis in flower is a sight to behold.

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 15 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Full sun 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 nudicaulis is relatively cold hardy and can be grown in areas where minimum winter temperatures drop to -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 plant supplied will be similar to the plant photographed.