Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Bromeliaceae

Many popular members of this group tend to have long leaves and a tendency to multiply into clumps making them useful for mass planting in tropical bedding displays. Their flower spikes are an added attraction.

Aechmea blanchetiana

This species grows quite large and is brightly-coloured. Yellow, orange and red-leaved forms are available. It has the advantage of being sun tolerant.

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Aechmea blanchetiana

Aechmea gamosepala

A common type, but the variegated leaf form 'Lucky Stripes' is more colourful.

Aechmea fasciata

Grey-pattered leaves and a beautiful pink flower.

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Aechmea fasciata

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