Urn Plant

Aechmea fasciata

''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.
Aechmea fasciata The flowers were a bit dry but it still looked pretty to me :-)
Pairi Daiza, June 2008. Aechmea fasciata,Belgium,Geotagged,Spring

Appearance

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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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderPoales
FamilyBromeliaceae
GenusAechmea
SpeciesA. fasciata