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!