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How to Grow Aechmea fasciata Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Silver Vase Plant

Silver vase plant

Aechmea fasciata (also known as silver vase or urn plant) photograph by Christoph Zurnieden.


Aechmea fasciata Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aechmea fasciata
  • Common Name: Silver vase plant
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through mid-summer
  • Flower Details: Pink
  • Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green, Silvery, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Vase, pot

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: From offsets
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: scale insects and mealybugs
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America
  • Genus Detail: Aechmea
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here



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