Pronunciation: (ak-mee-a) Family: Vase Plant, Urn Plant, BROMELIACEAE Fancy-dress members of the pineapple family (or Bromeliads) from tropical America, Aechmeas are air- feeders, collecting nourishment from water and decaying matter in the upturned cup of their leaves. They can be grown wired onto pieces of driftwood (the roots covered in sphagnum moss), or supported among clusters … Continue reading AECHMEA