Aechmea winkleri

R50.00

  • Fast growing
  • Ideal as a groundcover
  • An undemanding and tough plant
  • Water-wise
  • Care level: Very easy

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Description

A small rosette of green leaves that have purple tips.

In autumn the attractive flower spikes appear.  They are bright red with yellow flowers.  After flowering the spikes turn dark red and remains in colour for many months.

Aechmea winkleri is fast growing and accumulates quickly to forms dense clumps.  An excellent choice as a low maintenance groundcover for partial shade to full shade areas in the garden.

Aechmea winkleri is a tough plant that adapts easily to growing in a wide range of different conditions.

It also will grow epiphytically and can be mounted on trees, trees stumps or decorative driftwood.

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Aechmea winkleri will grow in almost 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 winkleri is frost hardy down to minimum winter temperature of -5 degrees Celsius.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing in a 12 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 photographs of the flowering plants and flowers are for reference purposes only