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Aechmea gamosepala 'Lucky Stripes'

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A herbaceous shrub with a rosette growth form.
Foliage Leaves are arranged in a rosette form, spineless, green with creamy-white strips on edges.
Flowers Flower stalk emerges from the center of the rosette. The bottlebrush-like inflorescence consists of small blue flowers with pink bracts. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Blue, Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal

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Master ID 29189
Species ID 3498
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.
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