Thursday, February 2, 2012

Aechmea maculata



What a surprise, my Aechmea maculata, a Bromeliad, started to bloom. I am outside every day, I can't believe I missed it until today

The long inflorescence with the bright hot pink bracts holds a white cone where the flowers will open up soon







It will look gorgeous in a few days






Here is a picture from last year, the flowers are a bright yellow, and the spent flowers turn black






14 comments:

  1. I just saw one of these at the botanical garden today and did not know what it was called. I knew it was a Bromeliad, but not what kind.

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  2. it is their blooming time, Winter, early Spring, aren't they just eye catching? :)

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  3. beautiful brom!! It's really a show-off, isn't it??

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  4. I love the color, would love to have one in my garden..

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  5. Wow!!
    What an amazing beauty!
    Truly a rare site to behold.

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  6. That pink is so intense! Beautiful!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful... I only see such blooms in my dreams and in others blogs... way to cold in my gardens!

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  8. That is absolutely beautiful. You must be very proud of it.

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  9. Pink, yellow, black. How interesting, and beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful! Can this bromeliad be in full sun?

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  11. That is one bizarre looking flower! Very striking!

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  12. What a beautiful plant, I had not heard about it. I don't know much about plants actually so I am following you, I am sure I can learn a lot from your blog. Greetings from Rome.

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  13. The bracts are an amazing shade of pink!

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  14. Magnificent details in these images!

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