Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aechmea winkleri

Aechmea winkleri is another bromeliad species that maintains a colorful inflorescence long after the flowers have faded.  The flowering usually takes place in the fall and the yellow blooms will last for three to four weeks.
The flower spike intensifies to red-orange and remains with good color for another three to four months.  From a distance the plant will appear to be in flower for nearly half the year!
Aechmea winkleri grows about a foot tall and two foot wide.  Mine get filtered sun throughout the day with some direct sun in late afternoon.

2 comments:

lotusleaf said...

That is a very pretty and unusual Achmea. I haven't seen it.

Jenn said...

Lovely pictures. I especially like the orange color. Very vibrant.

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