Aechmea fasciata primera
Fertiplant Shipment 49

Aechmea fasciata primera

Origin: Brazil

Height: Up to 20 in (50 cm)

Light: Bright light with some direct sun. With this bromeliad plant, care should be taken to move plant to direct sun gradually to avoid scorching its leaves. A few hours of morning sun is ideal.

Water: Keep the plant's urn filled with water at all times and change it weekly. Water regularly to keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy. Don't allow the urn to dry out for very long. Brown, shriveled leaf tips are likely caused because the plant is dry

Humidity: Try to maintain a relative humidity around 50%. Take a look at these easy ways to raise humidity for houseplants.

Temperature: Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C

Soil: Orchid potting mix or mix equal parts: fir bark, peat moss and sharp sand or perlite.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly spring through summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half in the plant's urn, then empty it after 1 week and fill with water. Or mist the leaves with a weak foliar fertilizer once a month.