Aechmea recurvata v. ortgiesii is a distinctive species characterized by its triangular, stiff, and upright leaves. The spiny foliage showcases a greyish-green color that undergoes a striking transformation during the flowering season, typically occurring from November to January. At this time, the leaves turn bright orange to red, adding a vibrant burst of color. The lower leaves exhibit a grey tint, almost appearing black. The inflorescence consists of bright pink flowers that are held low within the central cup of the plant. Aechmea recurvata v. ortgiesii is known for its resilience, making it an excellent choice for rock gardens, banks, rock walls, or when mounted on driftwood. This plant truly shines when acclimated to full sun, exhibiting a stunning and colorful display.
Grows to a maximum size of: 5" tall x 10" wide
Light requirements: Medium light. Prefers moderate levels of light, such as bright indirect light or filtered sunlight. Thrives in well-lit spaces without direct exposure to intense sunlight.
Temperature requirements: Warm
Soil recommendation: Fast draining. Allow water to flow through it quickly, preventing excessive moisture retention.
Water requirements: Moderate watering. Water the plant thoroughly but allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings.
All plants are shipped bare root. No pot and no soil.
Fully Grown or Offset - What's the difference?
Fully Grown is an established plant with a root system.
An Offset (pup) is a baby shoot that develops at the base of the plant, rooting to form a new plant identical to its parent.