Aechmea hybrid 'Orlandiana' is not only a standard in the Bromeliad world, it is also one of the most spectacular in the hobby. A species collected by Mullford and Racine Foster in 1939 in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Named for the city of Orlando, Florida, Foster’s adopted home town, and the orange bracts and white flowers, being the city colors of Orlando. The species has over 20 known cultivars and is highly variable. 'Orlandiana' Brazil, Espirito Santo 10x4x4" 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. "Unusual deep red-black banded, lite green leaves with upright form. Easy care/Highly adaptable, striking colors/foliage/Mature bromeliads should not be repotted offset 1.00 $8.00 offset Bromeliad Paradise retails for $20. Hanging/Mounted
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