Aechmea hybrid 'Apocalyptica' is a fall-blooming species with showy orange spikes and gray-lavender flowers. Plants get about a foot and a half tall and two foot wide. They do well in shade or filtered sun. This species is reportedly hardy to at least 20°F. 'Apocalyptica' Brazil. 2x2x8" Bright Shade Moderate Spring-Summer. Keep water in central cup. Empty weekly. Use distilled to prevent mineral deposits. USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) Spring/Summer. Balanced liquid. Does not need a lot of feeding. Mount or use pourous pot with well aerated soil. Regular potting , kept open with sand or pumice grit or premixed orchid, bromeliad, epiphytic soil composed of mostly of organic material, (peat, sphagnum moss or leaf-soil) works well with these plants. PH, preferably about 5.5 to 6.0. Mix approx, 1 part grit/ 2 part soil., depending on dry time & species. Bright pale green leaves, upright growth. Red bract. Fall. xxx xxx Easy care/Highly adaptable, striking colors/foliage/Mature bromeliads should not be repotted. 5.00/offset. Hanging/Mounted
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