Aechmea Orlandiana Bromeliads Jan Townsend’s Presentation

The next meeting of the Bromeliads Society of Australia will be held on Saturday, 14 August at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill off Doran Drive. Bromeliad sales at 10am and the meeting commencing at 12noon.

Guest speakers will be Jan Townsend, Bonville Bromeliads, Bonville NSW not far from Coffs Harbour. Jan will be making a special trip to Sydney to give her talk to the BSA regarding one of her very favourite bromeliads. Jan and hubby Jon will also bring some of their magnificent Aechmea Orlandina for members and guests to purchase.

Aechmea Orlandina is a real must for all plant enthusiasts. Aechmea Orlandina is not only a standout in the Bromeliad world, it is also one of the most spectacular for home gardeners.

A species was collected by Mulford and Racine Foster in 1939 in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Named for the city of Orlando, Florida, Foster’s adopted home town, and the orange bracts and white flowers, being the city colours of Orlando. The species has over 20 known cultivars and is highly variable.

Due to the COVID lockdown, Allan Beard has promised to give his presentation at a later date to be announced.

Normal meeting activities such as competitions, Raffle,Show & Tell, and a new activity called just “Show” for people who would just like to share a plant with others without it being critically judged or discussed.


Please note COVIDSafe restrictions do apply and for further information please contact Ian Hook, President of BSA on mobile 0408 202 269, email: [email protected] or refer to for the latest update.