Origin: Mainly from Brazil around the Amazon
Light: From light to very bright, never expose to direct sunlight.
Ideal temperature: 16-21 ° C
Waterin: Once a week
Fertilization: Not necessary
This beautiful bromelia is available in many colors; white, red, red-orange and purple. If you are familiar with the Greek language by one look at the leaves you will understand why they are called Aechmea. That means lance point in Greek. Some species have a special blade design which gives the plant an extra ornamental value. There are also Aechemeas that surprise you with colored seed berries.
Bromelias with thick leaves are happy in a dry environment and Bromelias with thin leaves prefer a somewhat more humid location. That makes an Aechmea do very well on a window sill as they can handle the central heating.
Place the Aechmea in a well-lit area in the house away from direct afternoon sun. Give the plant water in the chalice which is the heart of the plant where the flower grows. From this heart, the plant feeds itself. Once the water is no longer visible the plant should be watered again.