Aechmea

A cousin of the pineapple!
Common name : Aechmea
Scientific name : Aechmea spp.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 11a
Height 40 - 60
pH 0

Plant my aechmea

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my aechmea

Water regularly in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the surface of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Fertilize my aechmea

Each month, add a very dilute liquid fertilizer to your irrigation water to prevent yellowing of the leaves.

Repot my aechmea

After a few years, transplant your Vriesea in one or more small pots in a mix of potting soil and organic fiber. The idea is that because each one is ephemeral, and emits rejects, you must divide them.

Prune my aechmea

Prune the flower stalk after flowering.

Check on my aechmea

Watch out for aphids and mealybugs, which hide under the leaves in dry atmospheres. To remove them, use spirit or black soap mixed with water.

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