Aechmea winkleri is endemic to the State of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil. It is endangered in its native habitat due to habitat destruction/deforestation. My plant is slightly larger than online descriptions with leaves to 18 inches and flower spikes to 24 inches. The leaves are mid green, slightly glaucous. The flower spikes and bracts are bright red with yellow flowers that sit, in bud for a long time before opening. The flower stems are large, impressive and very long lasting. This plant will be in spike/flower for several months.
Aechmea winkleri is very easy to grow in your normal Orchid/Bromeliad mix. It prefers a position out of direct sunlight.
Here is one nice size pup with its own roots.
You can see my plant profile on this species in the blog section on my website.
As normal with Andy...another great plant and hard to source.
As always top quality healthy plant quick delivery all in all very pleased with my order.