- Location on Property: Garden A Lava Rock Wall at Entrance under Hale ‘legs’
Scientific Name: cv. of fulgens X ramosa hybrid …hybrid cultivar of the genus Aechmea in the Bromeliad family
- Region of Origin: Tropical
- Type: Beautiful & Useful
- General History: Aechmea is a large genus of mostly epiphytic bromeliads. The plants form broad rosettes of arching leaves with a central “tank” or reservoir for collecting water. The inflorescence varies in color from deep pink to bright reddish orange, with small rounded berries that are pink to yellow. This is a Registered specialized plant
- As Food: UNK
- As Medicine: UNK
- Other Uses: / Houseplants, decoration
- Growing: Water Medium (2-3x week) Care should be taken to ensure that the central “tank” always has some water in it through overhead irrigation or rainwater. Bromeliads, in general, dislike heavy fertilization.
- Best time to Harvest: NA
- Sunlight Requirements: ‘Burning Bush’ is good for partial or full shade locations in the landscape. It dislikes sun.
- Soil Requirements: Because of their sparse root system, bromeliads demand a well-drained soil. In heavy soil areas, till the planting area and incorporate compost and topsoil prior to planting
- Propagation: UNK
- Controlling Spread: UNK
- Difficulties with this plant: Too much and direct sun will kill.
History of this Plant at Hedonisia