Matchstick Bromeliad – Plant
The Matchstick Bromeliad has bright-green leaves with smooth edges. It grows around 30 cms tall and suckers quickly, forming nice clumps in a short period of time. Matchstick Bromeliad bears upright inflorescences with pink calyces and bluish-purple flowers that are produced during the warmer months and followed by round, pink berries. It looks very exotic, is easy to grow as it is quite hardy, and also goes well in pots indoors. Like many bromeliads, it should not be allowed to dry out, but should always have water in the cup of the plant. Also one of the most cold-hardy and easy-to-grow bromeliads! The Matchstick Plant produces dense spikes of purple-tipped, pink “matchsticks” beginning in mid-winter on sturdy upright to arching spikes that emerge from the centre of the medium green glossy rosettes of nearly spineless foliage. This easily enjoyed bromeliad readily produces pups or offsets and is typically grown in soil but can also be grown as a semi-epiphyte on a board as well.
This Aechmea gamosepalous looks very exotic is easy to grow as is quite hardy and also it is one of the easiest and most well-known bromeliads from South America. It is not the leaf, but the flower of this bromeliad that makes it a gem.
Care for Matchstick Bromeliad
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Early AM sun
Full Sun – 8 hours or more of direct sunlight; Partial Sun or Partial Shade – 4-6 hours of direct sunlight; AM Sun or Morning Sun or Cool Sunlight – cool sunlight but usually in the shade during the heat of the day; Light Shade – Bright indirect sunlight for much of the day; Filtered Shade – may receive some amount of direct moving sunlight like through trees but usually not for an extended period especially during the heat of the day; Shade – no or very little direct sunlight, especially not during the heat of the day.