Scientific Name: Aechmea 'Blue Rain'
Our Blue Rain Bromeliad come in a 15cm Nursery Pot.
Fun, colourful and full of character, the Blue Rain Bromeliad cannot go unnoticed in any setting, from its native Brazilian rainforest, to your home or office.
This extremely care-easy plant has full, glossy foliage that radiates outwards from a central tank, or rosette, where the plant collects nutrients from the air, insects and rainfall in its natural environment. Emerging from the rosette is a flaming red spike (or bract) with purple, white, pink endings that produce tiny, indiscreet flowers.
Expect the bract to last for quite some time, after which it will wither, along with the mother plant. Look out for growth along the based of the plant where 'pups', or new plants, will emerge. Leave these pups in place, as they feed off the mother plant while they grow. Replant them into their own pots, only once they are well established.
Place your Blue Rain Bromeliad in a warm spot with medium to bright indirect light, and enjoy the show.
Follow these instructions to keep your Blue Rain Bromeliad healthy and happy.
Water: Water into the rosette during warmer summer months, keeping this area hydrated. Let this well dry out in winter. Water also around the based of the plant, keeping it slightly moist but not waterlogged, and letting it dry out slightly between watering. Reduce watering in winter.
Light: Medium to Bright indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity. Will appreciate misting. Brown leaf tips are the first indications of air that is too dry.
Feeding: Dilute balanced fertiliser once a month during the growing season (Spring / Summer).
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