Matchstick Plant, Gamos Bromeliad
Aechmea is derived from the Greek αιχμη (aichmé), the point of a spear; gamosepala is from the Greek γαμεω (gameo), to marry.
The Aechmea is a very diversified, hardy, extremely popular, and very easily cultivated bromeliad genus. The often very coloured and striking foliage is generally rather stiff, and forms vase-shaped rosettes to hold water.
They range in size from a tiny 15 cm to more than 3 m in height and 2 5 cm in diameter be different from that of the top side. Aechmea gamosepala is an exotic-looking plant with a stunning flower spike that lasts well as a cut flower. It is very adaptable, tough, and easy to grow – a great beginner’s bromeliad as it is so hardy, and lacks the painful spikes that many species have.