Bromeliaceae

Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa RicaStatus - Not threatened This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 
I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 
I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!

Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Artichoke’
Common Name - None
Place of Origin - Chester Skotak’s collection in Costa Rica
Status - Not threatened 

This is one of the nicest Aechmea recurvata types I have, both in form and in flower! I believe it’s a cultivar of A. recurvata but there’s not much information on it. 

I bought this one two years ago at the World Bromeliad Conference in Orlando, planted it last spring, and this is the first time it has flowered for me. It matured at just under 7 inches tall and about 8 inches wide. It’s cold hardy and takes a lot of sun and is easy to grow. 

I don’t have it potted or planted at the moment, since I’m reworking and replanting the majority of my plants in my rock garden, but once I find a nice spot for it, it will be back in the ground to grow!


Aechmea comata var. makoyana, a newly purchased plant!
This is a variegated variety of A. comata, which I used to have. I bought this one for $5 and plan on putting it in the rock garden. It should be just as cold hardy as A. comata, which survived my winter only to be killed by squirrels. Aechmea comata var. makoyana, a newly purchased plant!
This is a variegated variety of A. comata, which I used to have. I bought this one for $5 and plan on putting it in the rock garden. It should be just as cold hardy as A. comata, which survived my winter only to be killed by squirrels. 

Aechmea comata var. makoyana, a newly purchased plant!

This is a variegated variety of A. comata, which I used to have. I bought this one for $5 and plan on putting it in the rock garden. It should be just as cold hardy as A. comata, which survived my winter only to be killed by squirrels. 


Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Red Dragon’ Common Name - NonePlace of Origin - Unknown Status - Not threatened 
This is one of my favorite plants, and I think the pictures speak for themselves! However, I’m still going to talk a little bit about this plant. 
I couldn’t find much info on this plant, but it definitely has Aechmea recurvata in its blood, and is possibly a cultivar of A. recurvata or a hybrid. It has the typical recurvata shape, inflorescence, and blushing characteristic that many of them do. 
Very easy to care for, they take full to part sun, tolerate my cold weather with ease. They flower in early spring and stand out in the garden, despite their small size. An individual plant is around 6 to 8 inches tall, and maybe 4 to 6 inches wide when grown hard.  View Larger

Scientific Name - Aechmea ‘Red Dragon’ 
Common Name - None
Place of Origin - Unknown 
Status - Not threatened 

This is one of my favorite plants, and I think the pictures speak for themselves! However, I’m still going to talk a little bit about this plant. 

I couldn’t find much info on this plant, but it definitely has Aechmea recurvata in its blood, and is possibly a cultivar of A. recurvata or a hybrid. It has the typical recurvata shape, inflorescence, and blushing characteristic that many of them do. 

Very easy to care for, they take full to part sun, tolerate my cold weather with ease. They flower in early spring and stand out in the garden, despite their small size. An individual plant is around 6 to 8 inches tall, and maybe 4 to 6 inches wide when grown hard. 


So I got this with the name Aechmea victoriana var. discolor, but it doesn’t have discolor (leaves that are one color on to and another color on bottom) leaves so I guess it’s just Aechmea victoriana. 
Either way it’s flowering and looks nice right now. So I got this with the name Aechmea victoriana var. discolor, but it doesn’t have discolor (leaves that are one color on to and another color on bottom) leaves so I guess it’s just Aechmea victoriana. 
Either way it’s flowering and looks nice right now. 

So I got this with the name Aechmea victoriana var. discolor, but it doesn’t have discolor (leaves that are one color on to and another color on bottom) leaves so I guess it’s just Aechmea victoriana

Either way it’s flowering and looks nice right now.