Aechmea Rubra Bromeliad of Bahamas is a brilliantly exotic brom from Central America. This stunning bromeliad is an Aechmea hybrid that has been selected for its red colouration (as the plant matures, and with sun), and can be grown in tropical garden landscapes to provide a touch of tropical flair. Whilst the plant can be grown in more temperate regions provided they are frost-free, the plant does best in more humid and warm environment where the plant can grow as large as 50cm tall. Aechmea Rubra Bromeliad of Bahamas does well in pots, rockeries and a wide range of gardens, and like all succulents is very drought tolerant, making it a favourite for pots and garden beds. The stunningly exotic serrated foliage makes this variety a great addition to any garden as the bold texture provides great contrast, and can be used quite effectively in adding some colour and flare to almost any garden. The throats of the bromeliad maintain an apple green colouration, and as the leaves mature, particularly with lots of sun, turn a beautiful red colour, proving a colourful display.
Advantages of Aechmea Rubra Bromeliad of Bahamas
Central American bromeliad
Large majestic variety
Exquisite feature plant
Very rare in cultivation
30 - 50 cm height at maturity
50 cm apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers slightly shaded aspect but will tolerate full sun
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia (prefers sub/tropical environments, as not frost hardy)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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