''Aechmea fasciata'' is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family, native to Brazil. This plant is probably the best known species in this genus, and it is often grown as a houseplant in temperate areas. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The plant grows slowly, reaching 30–90 cm in height, with a spread of up to 60 cm . It has elliptic–oval-shaped leaves 45–90 cm long and arranged in a basal rosette pattern.
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