Aechmea bromeliads are probably the most popular houseplant bromeliads on the market today. The stately plants generally have wide, strappy green leaves that sometimes appear to be lightly powdered. Their leaves have backward-curving spines that can be painful, so be careful how you pick them up. Although the plants themselves are beautiful, their long-lasting flowering bracts are stunning. Usually pink, they rise above the plant like a spiky crown, with smaller purple flowers emerging in time. It's not unusual for an aechmea flower spike to last for months.
Light:Indirect light or moderate shade. Do not expose to direct sunlight, but they can be acclimated to higher light levels.
Water:Keepwaterin the central cup. Change water frequently with clean water to prevent odor and bacteria.
Temperature:Aim for 55 degrees or higher. They can survive to 45 degrees, but not for long. Soil:Anysoil mixas these are technically air plants that use their roots for support.
Fertilizer:Fertilize sparingly with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season