Aechmea 'Blue Rain' - PlantAechmea 'Blue Rain'
An explosion of colour!
There are not all that many flowering plants that produce flowers in a true shade of blue. Thanks to the introduction of Aechmea 'Blue Rain' the choice has become a little wider. What's even more striking about this blue flower variety is the white base of the petals and the purplish-red bracts. The flower stem itself is a bright red and the flower inflorescence can grow up to height of 40 cm. This is a really super exotic looking bromeliad!Show more
Show morePlant the bromeliad as soon as possible after receipt in a nice flower pot. Choose a pot with drainage holes and a matching sized saucer to catch excess water. Or, use an ornamental pot to collect the water in its base, from the inner pot. Add fresh potting compost to the flower pot and plant your Achmea's at the right depth. Fill the rest of the pot with potting compost and press the plant carefully down into the potting compost. After planting water generously immediately and stand the pot in a warm, fairly light spot out of full sunlight.
Show moreAchmea is such an easy plant to care for as it requires very little care. Always water the urn (centre) of the plant as well as the soil. Use rainwater if at all possible, do not overwater. The water stays in the base of the urn. No need to feed this plant. A temperature between 16° and 24° C is ideal for this bromeliad.
Show moreA bromeliad in the home is always lovely to see, very striking. A large, pink flowering bract appears from the centre of a rosette of grey-green, striped leaves. The leaves form a narrow urn that holds the water. An urn bromeliad flowers once from each 'urn', the flower lasts for around six months. Bromelia is a very extensive tropical plant family with many different varieties in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many species grow on trees. A well-known family member of the urn plant is the pineapple plant.