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Bromeliad

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Plant description

aechmea welbachii bromeliad

bromeliad bromeliad varieties

Bromeliads are a flowering monocot that mostly originate from tropical America. There are around 3,000 species, and thousands of hybrids and cultivars. They can be epephytic, which means that they can absorb nutrients and water from the air and rain, and there are also terrestrial ones which grow in the ground.

A number of bromeliads can have their leaves arranged as a funnel shape, which hold water and nutrients for the plant. This water can also serve as a water source for small animals, frogs and insects. The leaves of different cultivars can be different shapes and sizes, and have various colours and leaf markings. The flowers are also quite varied in different species and cultivars, from very tall to quite short, and in many attractive colours and shapes. The flowers can also be perfumed, from subtle to quite strong fragrances.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Scent

Bromeliad flowers are perfumed, from a faint scent to quite strong.

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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