Aechmea blanchetiana 'Hawaii'

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Hawaii Vase Plant

Aechmea blanchetiana 'Hawaii' is a colorful bromeliad with vivid orange sword-shaped leaves with finely serrate margins. It produces stiff upright flower spikes with buttery yellow bracts and reddish stems. Too large to be a house plant, these plants do well as a border plant in tropical areas. Bromeliads are tropical American succulent plants that grow on tree branches or tucked into crevices of moist cliffs. They grow in rosettes, with stiff leaves radiating from the center. Plants in the tropical American genus Aechmea are called vase plants or urn plants. Their curved leaves collect water and can be home to aquatic insects and microorganisms. Plants take several years to flower and will usually decline after the long-lasting blooms fade, but they can be restarted from “pups”: small side shoots. They like filtered light and loose soil mixed with small bark chips to increase porosity.

Plant Shape:
Full Sun
Bloom Time:
March - April
May - June
July - August
September - October
Bloom Color:
Landscape Use:
Bedding or Border
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
9 - 12