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Care of the plant Aechmea fasciata or Silver vase.

Care of the plant Aechmea fasciata or Silver vase

The genus Aechmea belongs to the Bromeliaceae family and is made up of more than 250 species of bromeliads distributed throughout South America, Mexico and Central America. Some species are: Aechmea fasciata, Aechmea distichantha, Aechmea recurvata, Aechmea weilbachii, Aechmea fendleri, Aechmea caudata.

Common names: Silver vase, Urn plant. This species is native to Brazil.

It's a bromeliad with leaves arranged in a gray-green rosette with transverse stripes and a thorny border. The flowers are actually blue and very small; what we see in pink are the bracts (modified leaves). They only bloom once; specimens obtained from suckers do not usually flourish.

It's usually used as a houseplant.

The Aechmea fasciata needs half shade exposure, for example near windows facing south or east and protected from direct sun. The environment should be humid and the temperature warm (20-30ºC). They can tolerate up to 15 ºC.

The ideal soil would be a mixture, in equal parts, of sand, peat, leaf mulch and sphagnum (peat moss).

Water with lime-free water very little in winter and a little more in summer (for example, a glass of water in the center of the plant).

They do not need pruning.

They are not usually attacked by pests and diseases, we only have to monitor the humidity and temperature conditions.

They can propagate in spring from the shoots that appear at the base of the mother plant.

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