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Aechmea spp

Livingvase

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General Information

  • Instruction By Julie Bawden-Davis
    Notes Epiphytic bromeliad from Brazil with gray-green banded, stiff, toothed leaves that feature rosy-pink bracts highlighted by small purple-blue flowers. Often grown as a houseplant.
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    Web Link http://articles.latimes.com/1997/nov/29/home/hm-58689

Plant Care Instruction

  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    February

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    March

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    April

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    May

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    June

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    July

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    August

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    September

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    October

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    November

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    December

    Generally sold all year. Buy when you find one in the nursery or florist shop.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    February

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    March

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    April

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    May

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    June

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    July

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    August

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    September

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    October

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    November

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    December

    Plant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    April

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    May

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    June

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    July

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    August

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    September

    Fertilize once with a low-nitrogen organic fertilizer, such as a 5-10-10.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    February

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    March

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    April

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    May

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    June

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    July

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    August

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    September

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    October

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    November

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    December

    Keep the cups formed by the leaves filled with water at all times. If the plant is containerized, let the soil dry out in between watering.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    January

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    February

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    March

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    April

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    May

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    June

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    July

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    August

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    September

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    October

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalks and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    November

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    December

    Once flowers are spent, pull out the bloom stalk and plant and let the surrounding new plants take over.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    January

    When frost threatens, put the plant in a protected area, such as up against the house or indoors.

    February

    When frost threatens, put the plant in a protected area, such as up against the house or indoors.

    November

    When frost threatens, put the plant in a protected area, such as up against the house or indoors.

    December

    When frost threatens, put the plant in a protected area, such as up against the house or indoors.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    January

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    February

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    March

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    April

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    May

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    June

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    July

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    August

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    September

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    October

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    November

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    December

    Transplant this epiphytic plant into a container or within moss fastened to the crotch of a tree.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    January

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    February

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    March

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    April

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    May

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    June

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    July

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    August

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    September

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    October

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    November

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.

    December

    Remove and transplant offshoots when formed.