Supplied in a 12cm ceramic pot
The Aechmeas are traditional Bromeliads, with the Urn Plant or Silver Vase Plant being one of the most popular and well known. It has leathery tough arched leaves, blotched silver and sea green that overlap into a rosette forming a watertight "vase" or "urn" which gives rise to its common name.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight is required. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or you risk scorching the leaves and permanently ruining the plant's appearance.
Watering: Be careful not to over water an Urn Plant at any time. Keep the central vase filled with water, emptying and refill every couple of months. The vase is the central container from which the flower bract emerges from. If the vase is filled then you only need to water the compost when it dries out, otherwise maintain moist soil conditions.
Humidity: Mist the leaves occasionally during warm months. Otherwise humidity is not important in standard homes. If you have very dry air you will need to mist more often to keep the leaves looking their best.
Feeding: Provide a feed to the soil (never the vase) once in Spring and again in late Summer. You can also feed more regularly if you prefer to do this, but using a much weaker solution.
Temperature: If given a choice Urn Plants prefer warmer conditions, but they're not especially fussy about temperature. 15°C - 21°C.