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Aechmea gamosepala Lucky Stripe

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Aechmea gamosepala Lucky Stripe Variegated Matchstick Plant, Bromeliad,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Epiphytic, Rosette

Attractive bromeliad with variegated leaves and masses of bright pink-purple flower spikes that appear from end of autumn through to the beginning of spring. Fantastic tropical winter-flowering plant or plant in mass for great colour contrast in the garden. Grows approx 30cm tall x 40cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Bromeliaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Variegated
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate