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Match Stick Plant

Aechmea Gamosepala


Aechmea are known for beautiful foliage, long lasting color and vivid berry-like fruit. These plants can adapt and grow on a variety of surfaces such as on trees in full sunlight between 300 to 3,500 feet. Specimens have been found in Peru having 3 foot long leaves, but the avarage is 1 foot in length. Match Stick Plant has smooth, 20-inch long, green leaves. The flat-topped inflorescence has reddish-purple bracts and purple petals and red sepals. The flowers look like pink match-sticks with bright blue heads.

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bonner310 4 years ago

it will hurt you

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Wonderful flower and great info marlon20. Please add more pics of the plant if you can.

bg11a1 4 years ago


Beauty !

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

Great shot!

Rakesh Warrier
Rakesh Warrier 4 years ago

Beautiful :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

So beautiful! Love it :)

Beautiful colours :O

marlon20 4 years ago

Thank you :)

bg11a9 4 years ago

Amazing shot!! Congrats!!

Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

Lat: 16.41, Long: 120.59

Spotted on May 26, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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