Native to Central and South America, Aechmea fasciata is a beautiful bromeliad with a sculptural form that looks great shown off as a specimen plant in the home. Tough and easy to care for, it is one of our houseplant picks of the month.

Aechmeas are epiphytes belonging to the bromeliad family. Epiphytes attach themselves to nooks in trees in order to be best exposed to light and water but they are not parasitic. In fact, in their native environment, insects and some frogs sustain life in the funnels of Aechmea leaves.

Once mature, showy pink bracts unfurl under tiny purple flowers that hold their color for a long period of time. Plants flower once and then slowly die, however, they also produce offshoots that can be removed. Simply tug or cut off the offshoots to create new plants and allow the cycle to continue.

Aechmea fasciata

Houseplants for all seasons

From Aloe to Zygopetalum, we cover the alphabet with choices for your home or office; plants for your brightest window or your darkest corner, those that willa love the humidity near your shower or prefer a dry, sunny spot. Orchids, succulents, indoor bonsai and cactus. We have them all. You'll find our featured houseplants below. We carry our largest of houseplants at our Division location. This is only a brief list.