(Aechmea, Little Harv Aechmea, Little Harv Bromeliad)
The showy bromeliad, ‘Little Harv’, is a tropical perennial grown primarily for its pretty long-lasting blooms and upright habit. This pretty hybrid selection was introduced by Bullis Bromeliads in Princeton, Florida and is not as little as its name suggests.
The foliage is blue-green dusted with silver. It is broad, thick and lance-shaped with small sharp spines on the edges. When grown in full sun, they develop tinges of red. The rosettes of leaves are cupped and somewhat upright. A towering,...
(Aechmea, Oregon Aechmea, Oregon Bromeliad)
An excellent plant for the tropical landscape, the hybrid bromeliad ‘Oregon’ is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its large colorful leaves and brightly hued bloom. The leathery, broadly lance-shaped, spine-edged leaves are of tropical hues: rose, yellow and mango-orange. The upright, gently arching leaves are arranged in a rosette with a cupped center. A tall, branched, red-stemmed spike with scarlet, bead-like flowers grows from the rosette's center. Showy yellow fruits follow the...
(Aechmea, Patricia Aechmea, Patricia Bromeliad)
A large bromeliad for the tropical landscape, 'Patricia' has handsome evergreen foliage and brilliantly hued flowers. Developed by Bullis Bromeliads of Homestead, Florida, this frost-tender perennial forms an bold upright rosette of arching, broadly strap-shaped leaves. The leathery, light olive-green leaves have hints of silver and blushes of dark red-copper, particularly in cool conditions. Their edges are lined in tiny red lacerating spines. The leaf bases form a water-collecting "cup" at the...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Aechmea , Bromeliad)
The eagle aechmea is a tender evergreen perennial grown for its exotic blooms and handsome foliage. Native to moist tropical forests in northern South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, this bromeliad produces large, long-lasting, dome-shaped clusters of yellow flowers. At each cluster's base is a long red bract shaped like an eagle's beak. The tall, arching, light green, strap-shaped leaves are arranged in rosettes, whose bases for a central, water-collecting "cup." The leaves are edged...
(Aechmea, Black Aechmea, Black Chantinii Bromeliad)
Bromeliad 'Black Chantinii' is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its showy striped leaves and brightly hued bloom. It is a cultivar of an epiphytic species that grows in trees in the lowland Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, broadly strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are dark maroon with broad horizontal bands of silver. The leaves are arranged in an upright rosette, with the leaf bases forming a water-holding "cup" at the rosette's center. In summer the rosette bears a tall, branched,...
(Aechmea, Bromeliad, Giant Aechmea)
A large terrestrial or epiphytic bromeliad for the tropical landscape, Aechmea eurycorymbus has handsome evergreen foliage and stunning summer flowers. A frost-tender perennial from northeastern Brazil, it forms a bold upright rosette of long, rigid, strappy leaves, with the leaf bases forming a water-collecting "cup" at the plant's center. The spine-edged leaves are light green with flushes of variable light yellow and red when grown in sun. In the heat of summer, mature plants may produce...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Aechmea , Bromeliad, Urn Plant, Vase Plant)
Urn plant is a tree-dwelling tropical bromeliad native to Brazil. In its native habitat it lives under the rain forest canopy where it clings to tree branches and trunks. Plant enthusiasts grow it for its ornamental leaves and long-lasting pink blooms.
The huge, lance-shaped leaves of this Aechmea are gray green and silver with subtle horizontal stripes and spiny edges. They are bowed and often curve downward as they lengthen. Each plant produces one very long-lasting flower spike...
James H. Schutte
(Aechmea, Mexican Bromeliad)
Beautiful apple-green leaves with teethed edges in the shaped of a mounding fountain describes the Mexican bromeliad's foliage and the flower spike is a candle-like spire of silvery white flowers and fruits. A tender perennial bromeliad that can be grown as an epiphyte (mounted upon another plant) or propped in soil, it is native from Mexico southward into extreme northern South America.
The long, broad, strappy leaves are a light green, occasionally with mottled dark green markings and tipped...
(Aechmea, Variegated Mexican Bromeliad)
Beautiful apple-green leaves banded with creamy light yellow and teethed edges in the shaped of a mounding fountain describes the variegated Mexican bromeliad's foliage and the flower spike is a candle-like spire of pink flowers and white fruits. A tender perennial bromeliad that can be grown as an epiphyte (mounted upon another plant) or propped in soil, it is native from Mexico southward into extreme northern South America.
The long, broad, strappy leaves are a light green with wide outer...