A small, spiky plant with green foliage that turns cerise to fiery red at flowering. The flowers are bright pink and are nestled close to the leaves in the centre of the plant.
A very tough plant that adapts easily to growing in a wide range of different conditions. Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii copes with ease in coastal gardens with salt-laden winds, or inland gardens with extremes of heat, cold and frost and also in very dry, drought like conditions.
Equally at home growing in containers, in the garden or epiphytically.
Also commonly known as the False Tillandsia. The plant not only closely resembles a Tillandsia it will also grow very much like a Tillandsia.
This miniature plant will provide a blaze of colour in autumn and creates a stunning display when grown in a rockery over rocks or on decorative driftwood. This little gem should be in everyone’s collection.