English name:Aechmea Tayoensis
Latin name:Tayo Vase Plant
About me:I have compact and broad, mid-green foliage, with a muted red, spiky rosette shaped flower.
Useful to know:
I'm a rare find in the wild, but I come from Ecuador.
I can grow up to about 60cm, but as a house plant will stay more compact.
I like indirect sunlight and I can tolerate shade.
I like my soil to be moist but well drained.
Keep me away from draughts and in temperatures of between 18 and 24°C.
Please feed me dilluted fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
I need very little; remove any faded or tatty fronds. Try not to touch my leaves as they are growing though.
I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.
Keep me away from pets and children as I am toxic.
If grown in too much light my foliage will develop a reddish brown colour. You would also love to read about Aechmea 'Blue Rain'.