Saturday, January 14, 2012

Aechmea recurvata

Aechmea recurvata is a relatively small-growing bromeliad that can be enjoyed by even windowsill growers. The mature plant only reaches a height and spread of about 8 inches. Flowering occurs in early to mid-winter and remains colorful for about a month. The vivid blue flowers emerge from an erect hot pink inflorescence.
Mine are growing with some afternoon sun, but they can probably take more. During the winter, plants survive brief periods of 25°F without damage.
There are several different cultivars of this species.


BernieH said...

That's a fabulous bloom. The blue is just gorgeous.

Gone Tropical said...

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Happy Gardening,

Amy Andrychowicz said...

I love it! The color contrast is amazing.


Anonymous said...

what a beauty !

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Gardening with Juanita said...

I like this and the pink best of all.