Bromeliad aechmea recurvata
We couldn’t take it anymore! The flies were so thick that it was difficult to breathe without inhaling some. They homed in around our noses, eyes and mouths licking the salt in our perspiration. We were in the thick of Brazil’s highly endangered Atlantic rain forest and all we wanted to do was to get back to our tent! As we were hiking back telling each other how horrible conditions were we came upon a massive sheet of exposed rock that formed an escarpment. It was covered by fiery red Bromeliads by the hundreds! We collected some seeds and took pictures and before we knew it, completely forgot about the flies! This is a very easy Bromeliad to grow indoors or outside. It prefers some sun to bring out its color. You can purchase Bromeliad Aechmea recurvata full sized plants here.
$16.00 each or 2 for $25.00