Plant Care – Aechmea fasciata ‘Primera’
Light: Aechmea fasciata ‘Primera’ thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Water: Water the plant by pouring water into the central cup (the rosette’s central part) rather than drenching the soil. Ensure that the central cup is always filled with clean water. Change the water every two weeks to prevent stagnation and bacterial growth. It’s crucial to avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that is suitable for bromeliads or orchids. These mixes are typically composed of orchid bark, peat moss, and perlite.
Fertiliser: Fertilise with a slow-release granular fertiliser. Over-fertilising can also result in the demise of the plant. Always follow the fertiliser manufacturer’s instructions when fertilising your plant. Refrain from placing fertiliser granules into the central cup.
Humidity Requirement: Medium
Fun Facts about the Aechmea genus: Did you know? Aechmea belongs to the Bromeliaceae family, which is a diverse group of tropical plants. This family includes various fascinating species, such as pineapples and Spanish moss. Aechmea flowers have an impressive lifespan. Depending on the species, the individual flowers can remain open for several weeks or even months. This extended blooming period makes them a delightful addition to any garden or indoor space.
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