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Aechmea dealbata

    Bromelioideae
 

Aechmea dealbata

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Aechmea dealbata is a bromeliad in the subfamily Bromelioideae. This plant species has spiny green foliage with a complex pink and purple inflorescence. It is epiphytic but will grow in soil and is commonly cultivated. This species is endemic to Brazil.
The flower spike looks like a slightly smaller version of Aechmea fasciata, but more heavily dusted with silver. Silver banded bronze undersides to the leaves and contrasting green uppersides. The growth habit is upright and stiff, making it a good feature plant. Under strong but indirect light, the entire plant will turn bronze. Sensitive to cold, and best out of direct sunlight.

 

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