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Aechmea fasciata is also known as the Silver vase or Urn plant. The plant is widely grown in the temperate regions as a houseplant, owing to its ornamental features. It belongs to the bromeliad family, a distinct plant family of flowering shrubs. The plant is considered to be a native of Brazil.
The Aechmea fasciata is also known as the Silver vase or Urn plant.
The plant is a native of Brazil and is well known for its large showy brightly coloured flowers.
The plant belongs to the family Bromeliad, a distinct family of flowering shrubs.
The Aechmea Fasciata is fairly easy to maintain if the basic care is provided.
The plant thrives well in both indoor and outdoor setting but when planted outdoors; it must be taken care that the region must remain frost free.
The size of the plant can vary from 30 to 90 centimetres in height and spreads up to an area of 60 centimetres.
The plant has oval shaped leaves arranged in a basal rosette pattern.
The plant can grow well in well drained and moderately fertile soil.
The Aechmea fasciata grows best in Orchid potting soil.
The plant prefers consistently moist soil.
The light requirement of the Aechmea fasciata is quite high.
Best results are seen in the exposure of bright light. Ideally, the plant should be placed near east or west facing window.
The Aechmea fasciata has moderate water requirements.
The plant requires being watered in such a way that the soil around it never dries out.
The plant should be watered at the roots during summer. Watering amount may be reduced during winter.
The plant is easy to propagate. The ideal method of propagation is by the division of offsets.
The ideal time for propagation is spring or early summer.
During plantation, the offsets must be at least 4 to 6 months old and 6 inches or 15 centimetres tall.
The plant requires an application of liquid fertiliser diluted to half the normal strength during the summer months.
During the winter months, fertiliser has to be supplied every other month.
The fertiliser can be supplied at the roots and sprayed on the leaves.
The Aechmea fasciata provides an excellent look to gardens, water margins and large containers.
The plant is also used for ornamental purposes in offices.