xCanmea is a bi-generic cross between Bromeliad genus Canistrum and genus Aechmea. In other words, Canistrum is the parent plant and Aechmea is the pollen plant. xCanmea should be grown in semi-course, part damp well-drained soil in a moderately sunny location. Most have a growth similar to 'Orlandiana' which make them great for mounting on trees. Some can take full sun but need to be slowly acclimated. Water often in spring and summer, keep drier in winter and avoid frost.