Silver Vase Bromeliad
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Silver Vase Bromeliad
ntroduced Herb Photo: Tabish
Common name: Silver Vase Bromeliad, Urn Plant
Botanical name: Aechmea fasciata    Family: Bromeliaceae (Pineapple family)

Silver vase is an epiphytic Bromeliad from Brazil. Aechmeas are among the most beautiful of all Bromeliads for indoor decoration. Large, colorful blooms rise high above the vase-shaped rosette of leaves. These plants are definite eye catchers. The original plant is light to medium green with silvery bands - a variegated form with white to cream stripes running down the leaf is also available. The pink, spikey inflorescence lasts for months; individual blooms are purple and last only a day. After flowering, Bromeliads produce side shoots (offsets), which may be removed while young and rooted for additional plants.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation in Manipur.

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