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Aechmea
allenii

Aechmea
andersonii
Aechmea
aquilega
Aechmea
aripensis
Aechmea
bicolor
Aechmea
biflora

Aechmea
blanchetiana

Aechmea
blumenavii

Aechmea
bracteata

Aechmea
brassicoides

Aechmea
bromeliifolia

Aechmea
burle-marxii

Aechmea
calyculata

Aechmea
caudata

Aechmea
caesia
Aechmea
callichroma
Aechmea
calyculata
Aechmea
capixabae
Aechmea
carvalhoi
Aechmea 
castelnavii
Aechmea
cathcartii
Aechmea
caudata

Aechmea
chantinii

Aechmea
coelestis

Aechmea
comata
Aechmea
correia-araujoi
Aechmea
corymbosa
Aechmea
cucullata
Aechmea
curranii
Aechmea
cylindrata
Aechmea
dactylina

Aechmea
dealbata

Aechmea
dichlamydea

Aechmea
discordiae
Aechmea
distichantha
Aechmea
drakeana
Aechmea
emmerichiae
Aechmea
eurycorymbus

Aechmea
farinosa

Aechmea
fascinata

Aechmea
fendleri

Aechmea
flavorosea

Aechmea
fosteriana

Aechmea
fraseri
Aechmea
fulgens

Aechmea
friederike

Aechmea
gamosepala

Aechmea
gigantea
Aechmea
gracilis
Aechmea
haltoni
Aechmea
hoppii
Aechmea
involucrata
Aechmea
kentii
Aechmea
kertesziae
Aechmea
kleinii
Aechmea
kuntzeana

Aechmea
lamarchei

Aechmea 
lingulata

Aechmea
lindenii

Aechmea
lueddemanniana
Aechmea
macrochlamys

Aechmea
magdalenae

Aechmea
manzanaresiana
Aechmea
marauensis

Aechmea
mariae-reginae

Aechmea 
melinonii

Aechmea
mexicana

Aechmea
miniata

Aechmea
moorei

Aechmea
mulfordii

Aechmea
nallyi
Aechmea
nidularioides

Aechmea
nudicaulis

Aechmea 
organensis

Aechmea
orlandiana

Aechmea
ornata
Aechmea  
pabstii
Aechmea 
paniculigera
Aechmea 
paradoxa
Aechmea
pectinata
Aechmea 
penduliflora
Aechmea
phanerophlebia

Aechmea
pedicellata

Aechmea 
pimenti-velosoi

Aechmea
pineliana

Aechmea 
 pittieri
Aechmea 
poitaei

Aechmea
politii

Aechmea
purpureorosea
Aechmea
pyramidalis
Aechmea
racinae

Aechmea
ramosa

Aechmea
recurvata

Aechmea
retusa
Aechmea
romeroi
Aechmea 
rubens
Aechmea
seideliana
Aechmea 
servitensis

Aechmea
smithiorum

Aechmea
spectabilis

Aechmea
sphaerocephala

Aechmea
strobilina

Aechmea
tayoensis

Aechmea
tessmannii

Aechmea
tillandsioides

Aechmea 
tonduzii
Aechmea
triangularis
Aechmea
vallerandii

Aechmea
victoriana

Aechmea
warasii

Aechmea
weilbachii

Aechmea
williamsii
Aechmea
 winkleri
Aechmea
woronowii

Aechmea
Zebrina

Aechmea bicolor

Aechmea bicolor

    Bromelioideae
 

Aechmea bicolor

Aechmea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The name comes from the Greek “aichme” (a spear). Aechmea has 8 subgenera and 255 species distributed from Mexico through South America. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes.

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Aechmea biflora

Aechmea biflora

    Bromelioideae
 

Aechmea-biflora

Aechmea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The name comes from the Greek “aichme” (a spear). Aechmea has 8 subgenera and 255 species distributed from Mexico through South America. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes.

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Aechmea blanchetiana

Aechmea blanchetiana

    Bromelioideae
 

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Aechmea blanchetiana (syn. Aechmea laxiflora Mez) is a bromeliad typical of Atlantic Coast restingas vegetation which is an ecosystem of Atlantic Forest biome. This plant grows in Brazil, specially in Bahia, and it is often used as an ornamental plant.
One of the most ornamental landscape Bromeliads, this plant grows to a meter in height by 1.5m wide at maturity. It occurs along the Atlantic coast of Brazil growing terrestrially in the sand behind the dunes. It also grows into the surrounding rainforest as an epiphyte.

The amazing golden orange foliage colour is only seen when the plant is grown in full sunlight. If the plant is grown in the shade the plant will turn green, losing its striking appearance. If plants are pampered with too much fertiliser and water they will also tend to lose colour so this is definitely a plant that responds to neglect.

The floral display of Aechmea blanchetiana is both spectacular and long lasting. The buds appear in the new year and when mature the flower spike can get up to two meters tall. The thin heavily branched inflorescence is a combination of red and yellow.

In the wild this plant is pollinated by nectar feeding birds. In Australia the Noisy Miners are happy to drink the nectar and in turn pollinate the small yellow day flowers. This will in time produce a small purple berry.

The inflorescences stay on the plant with good colour for up to eight months.

Aechmea blanchetiana grows best in free draining soils and visually is striking when grown on raised mounds to bring it up to eye level. The use of a contrasting groundcover under it also helps the plant to really stand out in the garden.

As the plant matures it will produce 5 to 7 pups. These can be removed to start new plants easily when they are about a third the size of the parent plant.

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