'Malva' is a large-growing aechmea with elegant eggplant purple foliage with a silvery cast. The foliage rosette can easily attain 24" high and wide, and the bright yellow flower spikes will add several more feet of height when in bloom. It is quite an eye catcher in the landscape when in bloom during the summer months. Does not tolerate direct sun, so plant in an area with filtered light or partial shade.
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. 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. 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.
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