How to grow Aechmea Blue rain

Aechmea Blue Rain growing herbaceous Bromeliad of the genus Aechmea also known as Blue rain plant, Aechmea Blue Rain perennial evergreen or cold annual used as ornamental cut flower houseplant, can grow in tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12+.

Leaves color green with light or darker patch of color, the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the point with little spines all the edge of the leaves.

Aechmea blue rain flower

Flower color blue-purple with white in cone shape like dandruff, flowers grow on red stem in inflorescence.

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Requirements for Aechmea Blue Rain growing and care:

Well drain soil, moist soil, warm climate, more than ( 15C 59F) can survive 10C but not recommend

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Mosquitoes that grow inside the leaves

Recommended planting season?
All year

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Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 1-2.7 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, need to put water in the middle of the rosette leaves

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter, but you can provoke the bloom in any season (not recommend)

General information about the flower:
Blue-purple with white in cone shape like dandruff, flowers grow on red stem in inflorescence.

Scientific name:

Aechmea ‘Blue Rain’

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