aechmea fasciata outdoors?
Hi all, I've had an aechmea fasciata in my life since 1970! Well, obviously I have descendants of the original plant, clones, I suppose. Anyway, periodically I divide it and give away divisions, etc. Last year I was tempted to put one outdoors on my front porch, then chickened out. They take up a lot of space, and it sure would be nice to free up part of my indoor environment for other things, but I don't want to kill one. Does anyone have experience with these outdoors? It gets somewhat cold in the winter. Occasional frost. I cover my plants (mostly orchids) when it is going to get that cold.
Also, mine has more dark green showing on the leaves than any I see now on the market. I prefer it to the mostly grey ones. Wondering if it is a particular variety?