Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii - Andy's Air Plants
Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii - Andy's Air Plants
Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii - Andy's Air Plants

Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii

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Aechema recurvata is a wonderful and very easy to grow species with a several naturally occurring  varieties and many cultivars.  It is native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, where it grows as an epiphyte or on rocks or rocky areas. In cultivation these are very easy plants to grow that thrive on neglect. I grow mine in pots and hanging baskets in a peat and potting bark mix with a low nutrient content. They can also be mounted as long as they are given some medium to root into eg tree fern sections. They like mid to high levels and regular watering. They are also quite hardy, with plants here surviving temps down to 0c easily.

Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii is a beautiful naturally occurring variety from Santa Caterina in Southern Brazil. It has black leaf bases and markings and colors up the most beautiful pinks and purples and has pink flowers that fade to purple.

Pot, hanger and compost available separately.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
John Jordan

Really impressed with the plant, lovely specimen in great condition. Thanks Andy.

Susan Y
2 x Aechmea recurvata var. benrathii

Fabulous, healthy plants as always, with gorgeous colouration

Daniel Firth
Stunning plant

Really happy, delivery was quick and the plants very good condition/quality. Would definitely buy again.

Matthew Fellion
Stunning colouration

Received a healthy plant with a small offset and on the verge of bloom. It has now blushed up and flowered. The shades of pink and purple are gorgeous.

Chris Stain
Lovely big plant

Good sized plant in excellent condition. This wasn’t my first purchase from Andy, and I’m sure it won’t be my last!