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ACTUAL PLANT SHOWN IN PICTURE- The Red Candle Bromeliad, likely a cultivar of the Aechmea genus, is a striking and distinctive plant known for its vibrant inflorescence and lush foliage. This bromeliad features a stunning, bright red flower spike that resembles a lit candle, making it a visually captivating addition to any plant collection. The foliage consists of broad, arching green leaves that form a rosette, adding to its dramatic appearance.

 

Why It Is Special and Rare:

Spectacular Inflorescence: The bright red flower spike, resembling a candle, is a unique and eye-catching feature that sets this bromeliad apart from others.

Long-Lasting Blooms: The inflorescence of the Red Candle Bromeliad lasts for several months, providing a long period of vibrant color and beauty.

Exotic Appeal: Its striking red flower and lush green foliage add an exotic and tropical touch to any indoor or outdoor space, enhancing the aesthetic value of your plant collection.

Collectibility: Due to its unique appearance and the long-lasting nature of its bloom, the Red Candle Bromeliad is highly sought after by plant enthusiasts and collectors.

 

Plant Care Suggested Instructions:

Light:Provide bright, indirect light to maintain healthy growth and vibrant colors. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn, while insufficient light can hinder blooming.

Temperature:Maintain a warm environment, ideally between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) and protect it from sudden temperature changes.

Watering:Keep the central cup (tank) of the bromeliad filled with water, and refresh the water regularly to prevent stagnation and bacterial buildup. Use distilled or rainwater if possible to avoid chemicals found in tap water.

Water the soil lightly, allowing it to dry out slightly between waterings. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.

Humidity:Provide moderate to high humidity levels, ideally above 50%. Increase humidity by misting the plant occasionally, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water with pebbles beneath the plant.

Fertilization:Feed the plant with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring to early autumn). Pour the fertilizer solution into the central cup rather than the soil for effective absorption.

Potting:Use a well-draining potting mix designed for bromeliads or epiphytic plants. A suitable mix might include orchid bark, perlite, and peat moss. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water-logging.

 

Care Instructions for Bare-Rooted Plant:

Initial Soak:Upon receiving the bare-rooted plant, soak the roots in lukewarm water for a few hours to rehydrate them.

Planting: Prepare a pot with a well-draining potting mix suitable for bromeliads. Plant the bromeliad, ensuring the base of the leaves is just above the soil level.

Watering. After planting, water the soil lightly and fill the central cup with water. Ensure the soil remains slightly moist but not waterlogged.

Acclimation: Place the newly potted bromeliad in a location with bright, indirect light. Gradually acclimate it to its new environment, avoiding direct sunlight initially.

By following these care instructions, the Red Candle Bromeliad will thrive, showcasing its stunning red inflorescence and lush foliage. 

 

This makes it a cherished and rare addition to any plant collection, enhancing the beauty and exotic appeal of your indoor or outdoor spaces

Aechmea 'Red Candle' Bromeliad

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