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Matchstick Bromeliad in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aechmea gamosepala

 

Matchstick Bromeliad

Aechmea gamosepela, the 'matchstick bromeliad' has mid-green leaves with rounded tips, similar to those of a tulip, and produces spikes topped with pink flowers with blue tips. Once open, the blue tips reveal pink flowers with a blue throat.

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plant Features
  • Matchstick Bromeliad likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Matchstick Bromeliad likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Matchstick Bromeliad is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Matchstick Bromeliad likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Matchstick Bromeliad

Latin name

Aechmea gamosepala

type

Epiphyte

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Matchstick Bromeliad likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Matchstick Bromeliad is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Matchstick Bromeliad likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Matchstick Bromeliad likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Matchstick Bromeliad is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Aechmea gamosepala

Aechmea gamosepela, the 'matchstick bromeliad' has mid-green leaves with rounded tips, similar to those of a tulip, and produces spikes topped with pink flowers with blue tips. Once open, the blue tips reveal pink flowers with a blue throat.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Matchstick bromeliad produces amazing flowers on spikes that are pink with blue tips just like a match. The blue tips open to reveal pink open flowers with a pale to mid blue throat, when the flower die down the spikes become dark pink.

 

Propagation from offsets

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Offsets can be gently removed making sure they have some roots on them, and plant up immediately. Do not let the dry keep moist but not waterlogged.

 

Planting out

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Container grown plants can be planted put into flowering site when all signs of frost have gone. Pot grown plants can be put outside after the last frost.

 
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