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 plant or cold annual as bouquet used as ornamental for the flowers, can be used as cut flower, 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

Well-drained soil, moist soil, warm climate, more than (15C 59F) can survive 10C but not recommend, better to use purified water or rain water, soil should be something light and enteric, because in the nature those plants are mostly air plants live on rocks or crock of tree or air roots in tropical forest with big amount of rains that keep the plants in humidity all time.

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, to start from seeds it’s hard, and it’s hard to find the seeds of this cultivar, easier to start from daughter plant

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

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, thrips, weevil, scale insect, mealy bug

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

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, need humidity and moist, but well ventilated and well-drained soil, like in the nature big amount of rains and the plant that lay down on trees on joint between two branches and this area peat moss, leaves and other organic matter that stuck in joint

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (with light), those plants like a lot of light but without direct sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, mostly it is easier to grow it as houseplants because it’s better to grow it outside the soil in pot like in a nature that mostly its epiphyte

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes – planter or even on cork disconnect from the soil, if you choose to grow on cork or bark as need to keep with higher humidity and moist on the roots, better to cover it with a bark or something that will keep the moist in the roots.

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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