Aechmea tayoensis

This is a premium listing, premium listings are for plants which are fuller in size and a higher plant grade quality.

We will always try to ship a plant with full seasonal coloration where possible, but situations may arise where we can only send a plant in process of developing its full seasonal coloration.

Plants depicted in pictures are samples of what you will receive and not the exact plant on offer. Hundreds of these plants are produced annually and we cannot take a picture of each and every plant for these listings. We always select the very best of what we have available to fulfill our orders and will NEVER send a plant we would not be happy to receive ourselves.

Bromeliads are easy to care for and are very low maintenance plants.  They require very little water and soil.  Most bromeliads grow wild throughout the rainforests of Central and South America in trees as epiphytes.  They absorb most of their nutrition through their leaves and water tanks.  They require water just once per week.  We recommend watering through their water tanks and allowing the water to drain through the roots.  

Although not necessary, foliar feeding at a reduced rate of 1/4  of a 20-20-20 soluble fertilizer will help keep your plants leaves looking shiny and healthy.  Ensure there is no copper in any chemicals applied to bromeliads.  Copper will cause foliar damage to all bromeliads. Granular fertilizers such as 14-14-14 slow release can also be applied as a top dressing on soil.  1 tablespoon per 6" plant is a good recommended rate.

Bromeliads have few pest issues.  Unlike other tropicals plants, pest treatments are not usually required.  In humid landscape conditions, occasional snail bait application may be required.  Drainage is key in maintaining a healthy fungus free bromeliad. A light Canadian peat mix with perlite is recommended when repotting plants.

Shipping price is at cost automatically calculated based on your zip code. We will never charge more than actual cost to ship, if an overpayment  is received for shipping, we will refund any difference. If you win any of these auctions and request the plant be shipped bare root, we will accommodate your request and adjust shipping to cost accordingly but we do not provide any guarantee of the plants arrival in pristine condition. You will assume all risk by requesting the plant be shipped bare root to save on shipping costs.

We have been packing plants and shipping them around the world for over 30 years. All plants are shipped Priority Mail. WE PREFER TO ONLY SHIP ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS to make sure there is no chance your plant will sit in a shipping facility over the weekend waiting to be delivered

Please know how to grow these before ordering. We are not responsible for poor culture or inexperience in growing this genus. We assure the arrival of healthy, disease free plants, ready for you to grow on and will never sell anything we would not purchase ourselves. If the post office damages your package and your plants arrive damaged, please contact us with pictures of the plants and the box so we may file a claim.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC VARIETY NOT LISTED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE US AND WE WILL SEE IF OUR VENDORS CARRY IT.