Matchstick Bromeliad - Shop Online!
Matchstick Bromeliad - Shop Online!
Matchstick Bromeliad - Shop Online!

Matchstick Bromeliad

Regular priceR 195.00
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Pot Type
Size chart
Choose a Nursery / Grow Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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Scientific Name: Achmea Gamosepala
Synonyms: Matchstick Plant, Matchstick Flower

  • Statement Plant with a unique shape 
  • The spectacular, colourful and long-lasting flower spike 
  • Produces lots of new plants for continued growth
  • Plant Level: Easy

Fun, colourful and full of character, the Matchstick Bromeliad cannot go unnoticed in any setting, from its native Brazilian rainforest to your home or office.

This extremely care-easy plant, a relative of the Pineapple, has full, glossy foliage that radiates outwards from a central tank, or rosette. This is where the plant collects nutrients from the air, insects and rainfall in its natural environment. Emerging from the rosette you'll notice an intriguing spike (or bract) with pink flowers ending in blue tips, very akin to a matchstick, and as the indiscreet pink flowers open, you'll notice each has a blue throat.

Expect the bract to last for quite some time, after which it will wither, along with the mother plant. Look out for growth along the base of the plant where 'pups', or offsets will emerge. Leave these pups in place, as they feed off the mother plant while they grow. Once they have Matured you can then, replant them into their own pots, but only once they are well established.

Place your Matchstick Bromeliad in a warm spot with medium to bright indirect light, and enjoy the show.  They can also be grown outdoors under a protected Patio or in a shady moist position in the garden. An all-round winner.

Follow these instructions to keep your Matchstick Bromeliad healthy and happy.

  • Water: Water into the rosette during warmer summer months, keeping this area hydrated. Let this well dry out in winter. Water also around the base of the plant, keeping it slightly moist but not waterlogged, and letting it dry out slightly between watering. Reduce watering in winter.
  • Light: Medium to Bright indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn.
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity. Will appreciate misting. Brown leaf tips are the first indications of air that is too dry.
  • Feeding: Dilute balanced fertiliser once a month during the growing season (Spring / Summer).
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We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus, Springbok, etc)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 5-8 days (rest of SA).


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)

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