BOBBY [Bromeliad aechmea]

R 189.00

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The Bromeliad aechmea is one of the most striking houseplants around and is great for use as a focal point, or to add a bold pop of colour. Its pink flower set against silver dusted leaves adds instant exotic appeal, with flower spikes lasting up to four months. When the flower dies a baby plant will grow from the stem of the mother plant, giving you more Bromeliads to enjoy! 

Comes in a 19cm plastic grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately. 




Caring for Bobby


Place Bobby in indirect, bright light for best results. Not enough light will dull its vibrant colours.

Water & humidity

Water 1-2 times per week in summer. Bromeliads are air plants, absorbing moisture from the air around them, therefore they will benefit from higher humidity levels. They also absorb water from the cup formed where the leaves meet in the centre of the plant.  


Once in summer. Too much fertiliser can cause the colours to fade


As air plants, Bromeliads rarely need re-potting. They prefer to be in smaller pots. If necessary, only use a specialty bromeliad potting mix, or one with good aeration like an orchid mix, or potting soil with added pumice and peat moss.

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To prevent overwatering the roots, place some water into the cup formed by the centre leaflets, which will absorb the moisture. However, be sure to empty the cup periodically to prevent the heart of the plant from rotting.

Quirky plant fact

Bromeliads only bloom once, but the flowers last a very long time. Once the bloom is spent the mother plant produces 'pups', which grow from the base of her stem and can be replanted.

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