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    Post by Joy on Sat 27 Dec 2014, 2:16 pm

    Haven't had an aechmea fasciata "Primera" grow a flower spike since the beginning of 2013. Finally, another aechmea fasciata "Primera" flower spike has appeared. 


    This plant is not even in a pot & is growing aerially, in true epiphytic fashion, just stuck between the other plants around it to keep it upright. Took this pic through the glass sliding door at the front patio due to the rain & wind. The lovely bright pink of the flower spike is reflected in some of the raindrops on the glass.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 1:46 pm

    The aechmea fasciata "Primera" flower spike is growing. The true flowers are the tiny blue things growing in amongst the pink "petals".
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    Post by Joy on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:15 am

    Aechmea fasciata "Primera" in flower. The flowers are the small violet/blue things. 
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    Post by Joy on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:17 am

    It appears as though ants do the pollination as the flowers don't open very far & there are very fine, sharp spines sticking out from the shorter 'petals'in the area where where the flowers grow on the flowerspike's head. .These would dissuade birds & other animals from poking about their flowerspike heads.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:19 am

    Found another two aechmea fasciata "Primera" flowerspikes hidden under the large strappy leaves of the other aechmeas.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 11:22 am

    Side view of the first aechmea fasciata "Primera" flowerspike to appear this summer.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11:17 am

    This aechmea fasciata "Primera" flower spike has kept its flowers for sometime now.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11:17 am

    The other two aechmea fasciata "Primera" flower spikes have started flowering too. The one on the right is really not as pale as this pic shows.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11:21 am

    Aechmea fasciata "Primera".
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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11:22 am

    Aechmea fasciata "Primera".
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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11:23 am

    Aechmea fasciata "Primera". Its flower spike has heaps of flowers.

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