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Aechmea 'Blue Rain' (Aechmea 'Blue Rain')

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1 hour care
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0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aechmea 'Blue Rain'

Other names

Aechmea 'Blue Rain'

Genus

Aechmea Aechmea

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Rain' _ 'Blue Rain' is a tender, epiphytic, evergreen perennial with rosettes of arching, strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, in summer, red stems bearing spikes of deep blue to purple-blue flowers followed by fleshy, red fruit.


Aechmea 'Blue Rain' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Rosette

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Pruning

Trim and deadhead as required. 'Mother' plant usually flowers once but typically produces offsets for future flowering.

Propagation

Separate offsets in summer.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Aechmea 'Blue Rain' (Aechmea 'Blue Rain') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, grow epiphytically or in epiphytic compost in bright, filtered light & low humidity. In growth, water freely & feed monthly with low-nitrogen feed. Outdoors, grow epiphytically in moist, humus-rich, gritty soil. Keep rosette filled with water

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Aechmea 'Blue Rain'

Other names

Aechmea 'Blue Rain'

Genus

Aechmea Aechmea

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Rain' _ 'Blue Rain' is a tender, epiphytic, evergreen perennial with rosettes of arching, strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, in summer, red stems bearing spikes of deep blue to purple-blue flowers followed by fleshy, red fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Blue, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Scale insects

General care

Pruning

Trim and deadhead as required. 'Mother' plant usually flowers once but typically produces offsets for future flowering.

Propagation

Separate offsets in summer.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aechmea 'Blue Rain' (Aechmea 'Blue Rain') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, grow epiphytically or in epiphytic compost in bright, filtered light & low humidity. In growth, water freely & feed monthly with low-nitrogen feed. Outdoors, grow epiphytically in moist, humus-rich, gritty soil. Keep rosette filled with water

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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Blue Rain

Hello, I'm confused about how much to water my Blue Rain. The flower has died and it's winter, so does that mean I should only water sparingly? The thing is the leaves have started to go brown at the… read more

Achmea blue rain

Can any-one tell me what I should the plant is now dying off should I cut it bk or just leave it. Thanks jenny read more

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