The showy inflorescence of Aechmea weilbachii forma viridisepala combines green, orange, and purple into a long-lasting display. The flower spike appears in late fall and lasts for a couple of months. The spike tends to arch slightly and then curves upward. Unlike many Aechmeas, the foliage on this one is soft and spineless, almost grass-like. Individual leaves can be two feet long spreading out in all directions. Plants usually grow about one and a half foot in height.
Aechmea weilbachii grows well in shade or filtered sun. The foliage makes it appear like a delicate tropical plant, but it will tolerate temperatures in the low 20°F range.
There are two other forms of this species that have a completely different appearance. Buy this plant!