Aechmea fosteriana was first collected by Mulford and Racine Foster during their 1939 trip to Brazil (detailed in their book Brazil - Orchid of the Tropics). It is a tubular plant with wide, strap shaped leaves that are up to 2 feet long. The leaf surface has irregularly shaped, dark, usually incomplete cross bands with a matte green ground color. The Inflorescence is composed of spreading branches. A. fosteriana is excellent mounted on wood or tree surfaces and can take direct sun when acclimatized. As you can see by the photos, this Species can assume many color variations based on lighting and other environmental factors. Can reach up to 20" tall.
Picture shown is of a mature plant representing what it can look like when grown in the proper conditions.
Buyer receives offset 1/3 to 2/3 size of mature plant.
All plants shipped bare root unless otherwise noted.
|Growth Habit |
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|Large Growth Habit,|
|Lighting Requirements |
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|Tolerates Full Sun|