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Amazonian Zebra Plant, Queen of the Bromeliads
Scientific Name: Aechmea chantinii Baker
Family: Bromeliaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 22-27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Doesn't take any frost

Sun Exposure: Partial shade

Origin: Venezuela, Amazonian Peru

Growth Habits: Rosette, 2 to 4 feet in diameter (60-1.2 m); olive green to gray-green leaves with pinkish gray bands, 1 to 3 feet long (30-90 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water and humidity

Propagation: Offsets, seeds

There are a large number of cultivar and varieties of this popular species.

Blooming Habits:
The Aechmea chantinii has a spectacular inflorescence on branched spike with tight red and yellow flowers, surrounded by bright red bract leaves.

Fruiting Habits:
White or blue fruits.

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