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How do you take care of Aechmea fasciata?

How do you take care of Aechmea fasciata?

Place your Aechmea bromeliad plant in indirect light or moderate shade, but not in direct sunlight. Temperature should be at least 55 degrees F. (13 C.). Keep the cup in the central rosette about half full of water at all times; however, don’t keep it completely full, as it may rot, especially during the winter months.

How long does the Aechmea fasciata flower last?

It has a very long flowering period and during this time these plants really reward their owners with the familiar, long lasting inflorescence shown in the photo above. A series of tiny blue flowers take it in turn to open. If good care is provided the flowering bract will last for up to six months.

How do you care for an urn plant?

You need a soil that remains light and well aerated so the roots can easily spread. Urn plants prefer bright light, but not direct sun and can suffer scorched leaves if moved too quickly from indoors to out during the summer months. They do best in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees F.

Is an urn plant toxic?

The exotic looking urn plant impresses new viewers….Facts.

Origin: Brazil.
Names: Urn and pink or silver vase plant (common). Aechmea Fasciata (botanical/scientific)
Max Growth (approx): Height 18 in/45.7 cm, diameter 26 in/66 cm.
Poisonous for pets: Non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Can Aechmea fasciata be planted outside?

Most Aechmea are well suited to grow both indoors or outdoors. They thrive in light shade or indirect sunlight.

How do you water Aechmea fasciata?

Water. Aechmeas are epiphytes & in nature grow attached to other plants & even rocks. They get the moisture & nutrients they need through their foliage. It’s best to keep the vase, cup, urn or tank (the center where the flower arises out of) 1/4 to 1/2 way full of water.

What to do with bromeliad after they bloom?

To remove a spent bloom, use a sharp, sterilized blade and cut the bloom stalk. Make a clean cut as close to the remaining plant as possible without harming it. Once you’ve removed the bloom, you can toss it in the trash or compost. Don’t neglect your bromeliad just because it finished blooming.

Is Aechmea fasciata toxic?

Aechmea fasciata has no toxic effects reported.

Does bromeliad clean air?

Bromeliads are good at removing toxic chemicals from the air, new data show. The humble bromeliad, found in homes across America, is actually a star when it comes to cleaning up the air.

How do you get Aechmea to flower?

Use a well draining soil mix. Keep the center of the bromeliad filled with water and add diluted liquid seaweed or diluted compost tea once every two weeks. This will encourage the young bromeliad to flourish and grow up so it can be ready to bloom.