Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aechmea apocalyptica

Aechmea apocalyptica is a fall-blooming species with showy orange spikes and gray-lavender flowers.  Plants get about a foot and a half tall and two foot wide.  They do well in shade or filtered sun.  This species is reportedly hardy to at least 20°F.

5 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

This would be interesting to see "in person!" Happy Fall. :-)

Rainforest Gardener said...

Wow, you have one of these? Its on my list of broms to buy next time I visit Tropiflora... I love all those matchstick type aechmeas! There are a few apocalyptica hybrids too!

Andrea said...

beautiful photo of a bromeliad flower. My Aechmea hasnt flowered yet.

Ellada said...

Beautiful flower.

Steve Asbell said...

Yay! I just bought one from you, along with some orangeberry seeds. You should have TOLD me you were selling this stuff! :)

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