Unknown Bromeliad Solved…

Bromeliad Pot

A few days ago, I divided my Bromeliad pot and there were 4 varieties:
– a green Vriesea Bromeliad
– a red Vriesea Bromeliad
– a yellow Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata Bromeliad (that was dead)
– an unknown toothed leaf Bromeliad with long leaves

I don’t remember planting the fourth one on the list, so I looked for historical photos when I planted this pot and found this photo, which shows that I only planted three varieties:

Potted Bromeliads

After reviewing the photos of the individual plants, I noticed that the Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata had a little baby plant:

Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata

I think the mystery Bromeliad is actually the baby Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata… which explains the toothed edged leaves.


It’s really interesting how the new plant is green instead of yellow and the leaves are a lot longer. I wonder if growing under a shade caused this.