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Aechmea Gamosepala, Matchstick Plant

aechmea gamosepala, matchstick plant
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This Aechmea gamosepala is one of the easiest and most well-known bromeliads from South-America. It is not the leaf, but the flower of this bromeliad which makes it a gem.
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Aechmea gamosepala is a bromeliad endemic to southern Brazil. It is often cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Bromeliad , Lucky Stripe , Variegated Matchstick BromeliadBlue and purpleAll year1.5 to 2 feetEasy to grow

Planting and care

This Aechmea gamosepala is one of the easiest and most well-known bromeliads from South-America. It is not the leaf, but the flower of this bromeliad which makes it a gem. It is a good and swift grower which thrives at temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full lightLoamy soil, Sandy soil, Medium30 to 40 degrees CApply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Aechmea Gamosepala

  • The Aechmea gamosepala plants like to be no more than 20 cm from the light.
  • When the Aechmea gamosepala has finished blooming the flower can be cut away and the bromeliad will grow a new cup by itself.
  • Old and dead parts of the cup can simply be snipped off.
  • It is important to pour water into the bromeliad cup from the top in order to always have water in it.
  • To prevent rot, the roots should not be kept continuously in moisture.
  • A proper water-permeable soil is thus of great importance.
  • Coarse peat, fern roots or dried sphagnum with perlite are all very suitable soils.

Typical uses of Aechmea Gamosepala

Special features: Houseplant for warm and humid areas.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.araflora.com/p135/bromeliad_aechmea_gamosepala
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