Backdoor Beauty

This pink and blue beauty has always amazed me with its striking color combination.  My Aechmea gamosepala has had a long but difficult life. It lived in the ground for a while until the rabbits found it.  Its life in a pot has kept it alive, but not totally thriving.

This past summer it had to live in my wooded area and as luck would have it, the Aechmea loved it and put out more flower spikes than it has in years.

Now it is positioned next to my backdoor, so my cat and I can enjoy it all day.


20 Comments on “Backdoor Beauty”

  1. Tina says:

    Oooh, that’s really pretty. What a nice gift for January! I like that combo of colors, too.

  2. What a very unique plant! I’ve never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Pretty flower and cute kitty spying on you, too. 🙂

  4. Carol says:

    Just beautiful, both foliage and flowers!

  5. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never seen anything like it, either. The combination of colors does remind me of the Belt of Venus: that combination of the blue earth shadow and pink sky that comes during certain sunrises and sunsets. I love that bit of white peeking out. Do they open and close each day, or do they open as they mature?

  6. Chloris says:

    I don’t know this one, such lovely colours.

  7. I love this plant. It looks happy by the door.

  8. Deb says:

    I love the close up photos! They are a unique bloom

  9. Sheryl says:

    What a beautiful flower! It’s another one that I’m not familiar with.

  10. pbmgarden says:

    Oh that’s amazing. Looks very healthy.


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