Native to Brazil.
It grows slowly reaching 30 to 90 cm in height, spreading to about 60cm.
It requires partial shade and well-drained but moisture-retentive soil. It also grows well as an epiphyte.
AECHMEA - Aechmeas are among the most beautiful of all Bromeliads. Large, colourful blooms rise above the urn-shaped rosette of leaves and last for a long time. Hardy plants and well adapted to household conditions. They prefer moderate to bright light - keep water in the cup at all times.