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  Aechmea chantinii (Carrière) Baker
  Family Name : Bromeliaceae

  Common Names : Amazonian Zebra Plant, Queen of the Bromeliads, Queen of the Aechmeas

Amazonian Zebra Plant,Queen of the Bromeliads,Queen of the Aechmeas
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South America
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Aechmea chantinii is a herbaceous plant with a rosette growth form.
      Foliage: The leaves of Aechmea chantinii are green with silver strips, stiff, edged with many small spines.
      Flowers: The flower stalk emerges from the center of rosette, with showy red bracts . The flower cluster is comprised of many yellow and red colored flowerlets.
      Cultivation :
      Aechmea chantinii does well in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soils. Make sure there is always water in the center of the rosette form and flush the water regularly.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Red, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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