How to care for an Aechmea fasciata (Urn Plant)

What is the scientific name for an urn plant?

The scientific name for an urn plant is Aechmea fasciata.

Where does the urn plant originate from?

The urn plant originates from southeastern Brazil and grows in the rainforests of the amazon.

How do I care for my urn plant?

To care for your urn plant, make sure it receives bright, indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist but not soggy.

Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks to a month during the growing season, and keep the humidity high.

Does the urn plant need to be repotted?

You don't need to repot your urn plant unless it has outgrown its pot or if you want to divide it into multiple plants.

If you do decide to repot, use a well-draining potting mix and make sure the new pot is only slightly larger than the old one.

What kind of soil should I use when planting an urn plant?

When planting an urn plant, use a well-draining potting mix that contains potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark for added drainage.

Make sure to water thoroughly after planting and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

How often should I water my urn plant?

You should water your urn plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.

Usually, this will be once every 7-10 days depending on conditions such as temperature and humidity levels in your home.

Avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot and other problems with your plant's health.

How much light does my urn plant need?

Your urn plant needs bright, indirect sunlight to thrive; direct sunlight can cause sunburns on its leaves so make sure it's placed in a spot where it won't get too much direct sunlight throughout the day.

Should I fertilize my urn plant?

Fertilizing your urn plants helps them grow healthy and strong; use a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during its growing season (spring through fall).

Does my urn plant need high humidity levels?

Urn plants prefer high humidity levels so misting their leaves regularly can help increase humidity levels around them; you can also place a humidifier near them or group several plants together to help retain moisture in the air around them better than if they were alone.

Are there any pests that might affect my urn plants health?

Common pests that may affect your Urn plant's health include mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, thrips, aphids, and whiteflies.

Check your plants regularly for signs of infestation such as yellow spots on leaves or webbing between stems/leaves/flowers.

Get your free plant care guide now