Leaves in a rosette formation with a bright red stalk growing from the center!
Aechmea is derived from the Greek, It means 'lance tip'. Don’t let the aptly named leaves keep you away! The Dazzling red and yellow flame-shaped flower is what gives this plant its otherworldly appearance. This plant is easy to care for and a beautiful one at that!
Key Benefits of Bromeliad 'Elegant Flames'
It’s hard to say what is the perfect house plant, but this Bromeliad comes close! Not only is drought tolerant but it can also handle lower lighting conditions!
Where is it from? Bromeliad aechmea originated from South America they can be found growing in Tropical and Subtropical regions. They were introduced to Europe around 1826 as a new and exotic House plant, from there they have been cultivated to create beautiful and unique colour patterns!
Who is the Bromeliad 'Elegant Flames'? The Elegant Flame gets its common name from the brightly flame coloured flower. This tufted flower is actually not a flower at all, they are a specialized leaf called a bract that protects the true flower. The true flowers bloom towards the end of the plant's life cycle before the plant produces new offsets.
Good For You! Air Purifying! Bromeliads and Guzmania are excellent air purifiers, they absorb natural household toxins and pollutants.
Is the Bromeliad 'Elegant Flames' the right plant for me?
A bright and cheery plant that is sure to be a new favourite! The Bright colour and low maintenance nature make this the perfect gift.
Like the Guzmania, the Bromeliads belong to the same family, this is known as the Bromeliaceae, or the pineapple family! These flowers are adapted to growing on trees and on rock faces. Water the centre of the leaf rosette where the flower spike comes out of. This water will slowly drip down to nourish the plant. Being semi-epiphytic they prefer loose barky well draining soil.
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing these plants in your bathroom or kitchen where they can take advantage of higher humidity. However they are happy to be the centre of attention in your living room!
Bright direct and indirect light is ideal they can handle medium light.
Distilled or filtered water is required to maintain healthy leaves. Fill the center cup of the leaves with water.
Average from 18°C to 24°C
Use Orchid fertilizer during the spring and summer.
Yes, The Elegant Flame is mildly toxic!
Wipe the leaves down with a dry microfiber cloth.
General Information About Your Plant
Tropical and Subtropical South America Water: Distilled or filtered water is required to maintain healthy leaves. Fill the center cup of the leaves with water.