Nearly ever colorful Aechmea hybrids in Berkeley

bahia(SF Bay Area)April 14, 2011

This is a hybrid Aechmea of A. recurvata with I don't really know what, that I've been growing for decades, and use a lot in landscape jobs because it is so dependable for long lasting color. I've used it here with Easter Cactus in raised pots at a deck, in the dappled shade of a Mayten tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aechmea recurvata hybrids in pots

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hotdiggetydam

Where is the chase louge for drinking morning coffee and watching the birds?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 10:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bahia(SF Bay Area)

You didn't scan far enough into the entire set, I've included a photo of deck chairs tucked into the corner of this terrace. My clients are both pretty busy professionals, a UC professor/dept. head of geology and a surgeon for Kaiser Permanente with two young boys, so they really don't have much time to lounge around, even on the weekends...

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 12:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gonzer_gw

Very unusual Bahia. Never seen a recurvata like that, the upright posture is great.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 6:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bahia(SF Bay Area)

You've never seen this around in southern California? I kind of assumed it might by an old un-named Hummel hybrid or something. I must have gotten it from a fellow member at a SF Bromeliad Society plant raffle table some 20 years ago now. In any case, I use a lot of the various Aechmea ortgiesii tribe members in my landscape designs, because they are so prolific, dependable, and colorful; even if they are a bit mundane compared to what you can grow in southern California. I try to stay away from bromeliads that require special care or protection against rains and winter cold for clients' gardens; no time to go around to them all and move plants or cover them...

Also, the raccoons have never bothered an Aechmea recurvata type, but they can demolish Neoregelias, Vrieseas, and Billbergias.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 9:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
colour change + floppy plants
hi all, i was shocked to find that 2 of my plants had...
drmedusae
hotdiggetydam
photo #2 of id - exserta hybrid?
Here is the photo of the bloom spike. my apologies...
Brian311
treated timber
So the time has come to rebuild my pergola where I...
Adam Harbeck
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™