Plant Care Aechmea recurvata

Aechmea recurvata


Aechmea recurvata

How to care for Aechmea recurvata


How often to water your Aechmea recurvata

Water needs for Aechmea recurvata
0.5 cups
every 12

Aechmea recurvata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aechmea recurvata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Aechmea recurvata in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Aechmea recurvata in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Aechmea recurvata in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 21st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Aechmea recurvata in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 30% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 30% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Aechmea recurvata in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 21st, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Aechmea recurvata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aechmea recurvata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aechmea recurvata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Aechmea recurvata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Aechmea recurvata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aechmea recurvata: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aechmea recurvata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Aechmea recurvata

Nutrient needs for plant Aechmea recurvata in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 21st, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Aechmea recurvata

Aechmea recurvata

Aechmea recurvata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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