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Black Chantinii bromeliad in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aechmea chantinii

 

Black Chantinii bromeliad

Bromeliad 'Black Chantinii' is a cultivar of an epiphytic species that grows in trees in the Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are dark maroon with horizontal bands of grey. The rosette of leaves form a water-holding 'well' at the rosette's center. In summer the flower spike is topped with a red stalk topped with a cluster of yellow flowers and showy red bracts.

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plant Features
  • Black Chantinii bromeliad likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Black Chantinii bromeliad likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Black Chantinii bromeliad is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Black Chantinii bromeliad likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Black Chantinii bromeliad

Latin name

Aechmea chantinii

type

Epiphyte

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Black Chantinii bromeliad likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Black Chantinii bromeliad is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Black Chantinii bromeliad likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Black Chantinii bromeliad likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Black Chantinii bromeliad is 0.80meters x 1.00meters 0.80 M 1.00 M

Aechmea chantinii

Bromeliad 'Black Chantinii' is a cultivar of an epiphytic species that grows in trees in the Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are dark maroon with horizontal bands of grey. The rosette of leaves form a water-holding 'well' at the rosette's center. In summer the flower spike is topped with a red stalk topped with a cluster of yellow flowers and showy red bracts.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Pots and potting media can directly affect the moisture levels in the bromeliad. Plastic pots tend to hold moisture for a longer period of time. If you are in an arid region or raising your bromeliad in a heated home, you may want to consider a plastic container to house your plant in. Un-glazed clay pots are porous and allow water to seep out. If you are living in a very humid area, you may want to consider this type of container so your plant doesn’t stay overly wet. You will want to make sure that there is some sort of saucer or pad underneath to catch the seeping water otherwise you could end up damaging the the floor or furniture the pot sits on. Regardless the type of container, never use soil when potting your bromeliad. It is too dense and will not allow for the quick drainage that bromeliads require. Instead, use potting mixes specially formulated for bromeliads or mix your own using porous materials.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

These are pretty easy to propagate, the main plant will send out small off sets around its base, when these have developed small roots they can be cut off and potted up.

 
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