How to grow Aechmea gamosepala

Aechmea gamosepala grow and care – herbaceous Bromeliad of the genus Aechmea also known as Blue rain plant, Aechmea gamosepala perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental for the leaves and the flowers, can be use cut flower or grow as annual plant as bouquet, can grow in tropics climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12+ and in the right overwinter care grow in hardiness zone 11b.

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 gamosepala flower

Flower color purple, pink, red in cone shape the top of the flowers can be blue, white or purple, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence.

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How to grow Aechmea gamosepala – growing and care:

Well drain soil, moist soil, warm climate, better 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, but be aware that the water not stay in the place and go down.

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / 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

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:
20-50cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing to slow 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

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:
purple, pink, red in cone shape the top of the flowers can be blue, white or purple, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Scientific name:

Aechmea gamosepala

How to grow Aechmea gamosepala

Aechmea gamosepala flowers

Aechmea gamosepala plant care

Aechmea gamosepala


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Bromeliad
  • Epiphyte
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13