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A picture of a Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

Aechmea pepita 'Elegant Flames'

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Aechmea 'Elegant Flame' Overview

A stunning bromeliad from the rainforests of South America, it has a rosette of thick, sword-shaped, mid-green foliage from which it's red and yellow flame-shaped flower rises on a central stalk. Launched at RHS Chelsea in 2015 this exotic plant has fast become a favourite. The genus is named Aechmea after the Greek word aichne meaning lance point or spear-like, which it's leaves resemble.

Common problems with Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

Generally Pest & disease free

    How to harvest Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'


    After the flower bract has died back, the "mother" plant will send out a series of offsets, or pups, from the base of the plant emerging from between the mother plants bigger leaves. Using a sharp shovel, long knife or saw. Cut the pup as far down as you can, even below the surface of the soil. Place it into a new pot with new potting media, or you can tie the pup to a branch to grow in it's new position.

    Special features of Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    Indoor plant

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Aechmea 'Elegant Flame'

    This plant suits glasshouses or bright (but indirect light) indoor situations planted in rockery style arrangements under other plants.


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