Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata is a variation of recurvata that grows in South America. This bromeliad is a hardy, epiphytic species that blooms a pink flower in Spring.
It is very similar to a Tillandsia in appearance, however, upon touching the plant the texture and feel of the leaves are quite different. The best comparison in terms of similarity would be a pineapple. Of which they both belong to the same family of plants.
This bromeliad has low water requirements and can be grown potted in soil, or strapped to a branch or piece of wood/cork.
It is a super rare species from South America and a must have for any bromeliad collector. Just remember to be careful when handling the plant as the leaves have sharp spines.
This plant is posted bare roots ( Without soil or pot).