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Silver-Vase Bromeliad

Aechmea fasciata

Also known as

Urn Plant, Silver Vase Plant, Vase Plant, Urnplant

Aechmea fasciata2 by Paul & Aline Burland (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Silver-Vase Bromeliad Overview

Aechmea fasciata is an evergreen perennial with funnel-shaped rosettes of grey leaves. A dense, central, terminal spike of purple tubular flowers is formed, often with colourful, pink triangular bracts. It produces a spherical, woolly, fleshy fruit. Like many other bromeliads, this species naturally occurs in woodland, scrub or rocky areas, and is a popular indoor plant that may even be grown outdoors in subtropical and tropical regions.

Common problems with Silver-Vase Bromeliad

Scale insects can be a problem on young leaves.

How to harvest Silver-Vase Bromeliad

Harvest the seeds once the seed pod is ripe

How to propagate Silver-Vase Bromeliad


Sow seeds as soon as they are ripe and mature


Divide clumps during late spring or early summer.

Special features of Silver-Vase Bromeliad

Pot plant

Good container plants, use gritty well draining growing medium.

Indoor plant

Place in high light areas out of direct sunlight.

Other uses of Silver-Vase Bromeliad

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

Exotic Plants

Add these plants to your space to give an exotic feel.

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