Aechmea pectinata


  • Large growing
  • Stunning coloured foliage
  • Recommended accent or feature plant
  • Water wise
  • Care level: Easy

3 in stock

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A spectacular and large growing plant with mottled, green leaves that are quite leathery and form a stiff rosette of up to 1 metre in diameter.  This is a stunning foliage plant as the leaves have splashes of cerise pink on them and this colour intensifies and extends to cover almost the entire leaf when the plant is about to flower.

The flower of this plant is rather insignificant and it is grown primarily for its outstandingly coloured foliage.

A highly recommended plant for adding interest or creating a fantastic focal point in your garden.  Grow it in a container and you have a bold statement plant to compliment your outdoor living space.

One of our many favourites!

Additional information

Weight .600 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.

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 pectinata 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 approximately one third the size of a mature plant. 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.