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James Burghardt

(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,...

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James Burghardt

(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...

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James Burghardt

(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...

Image of Aechmea biflora photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Aechmea, Bromeliad)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

Image of Aechmea bromeliifolia photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Aechmea, Bromeliad)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

Image of Aechmea cylindrata photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Aechmea, Bromeliad)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

Image of Aechmea eurycorymbus photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(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...

Image of Aechmea gamosepala photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Matchstick Plant)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Matchstick Plant)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

Image of Aechmea mexicana photo by: James H. Schutte

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...