Monday, April 25, 2011

Aechmea cylindrata

Aechmea cylindrata is a bromeliad that typically blooms in mid-spring. The vivid blue flowers tightly pack an upright spike. The petals only open slightly. Foliage is bright green, and without markings. The plant reaches from one to one and a half feet wide.
Aechmea cylindrata grows well in dappled sunlight and tolerates temperatures to the mid 20°F range without damage as long as no frost settles on the leaves. The inflorescence shows good color for about a month.

2 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What a beauty! I love blues in the garden.

FlowerLady

Sandra said...

Beautiful blue Aechmea cylindrata ! I have never seen this plant ! Very beautiful and unusual !

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