So today I have decided to separate mother and 2 of her pups as they were nearly as tall as their mother. An extremely popular genus, aechmeas are mostly grown in pots with some form of shade. I'd never seen one before. bromeliad roots are really just anchors - not much goes in via them. Though the mother can sometimes take a long time to die off.. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Lola, these plants really need plenty of shade. If you just leave them to themselves those pups will grow to mothers, flower and die meanwhile giving birth to new pups alongside. Má obloukovité kožovité listy, které rostou ze středové růžice a vytvářejí "trychtýř". Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Tuff och lättskött växt! To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe. however I can help with the second part of the question - yes they can go indoors during winter and outdoors during summer, no problem.. Mai - London: Hi, Thanks for your useful info I've followed them all. You'll also receive handy monthly email reminders of what needs doing. Standort The flower died a month or so after I got it but the mother plant is still going strong and has produced more than 10pups over the years which are all over our house. Its common name comes from the vase like urn formation of the leaves. Is this ok. Sooner or later, bromeliad (including Achmaea) flowers die, then new shoots grow from the mother plant, while she slowly turns brown and dies also. Lynne - Yorkshire: Hi i understand the plant needs watering into the well but i cant find anywhere that says if i should occasionally water the soil as my plant soil is really dry also when the pups appear should they be taken off and replanted please Lynne. It produces a flower spike in blue and pink which is very long lasting. A relative of the pineapple, bromeliads are truly exotic and make a stunning houseplant. Create your free Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes. Where did they come from? I want to prevent the pups to get the aphids too. Ensure you keep them warm, humid and watered while fertilising once a month and they will produce flowers in their own time when they are ready. Sorry for all the questions but my sister bought me this and I gather it was expensive and she'll kill me if I kill it.. Webmaster - Sydney: Gemma, you can separate or you can leave it attached, it will not affect the flowering. Was also wondering being as we are 4b on the climate zone if they can be placed outside during the summer here being it's hot and humid during the summers and then placed indoors for the winter?. Webmaster - Sydney: Well Alison of Grimsby, look two answers up where we cover bugs for Jayne of Solihull. You have tried ordinary soap, now try this more specific product that you can buy from any good nursery or garden centre. One of the more unusual is Aechmea “Blue Rain”, which has a spear-like flower head covered in blue flowers on a red stem. A red stem sticks above the foliage. By Dawnieballs. i say moisten as they dont like really wet roots - which will cause root rot. Aechmea „Blue Rain“ Pflege (Lanzenrosette) Von den Bromeliengewächsen ist sie wohl die robusteste Sorte, der auch trockene Zimmerluft nichts ausmacht. Rockery The apple gives off ethylene gas which stimulates flowering. When pups appear you might give them some extra room though.. Anita lambert - Croydon: Hi I got a blue rain in august it is still in flower but the tips of the flower r starting to go brown and dry I also have noticed that at the bottom of leaves I have new green leaves growing is this a pup and am I right in thinking to leave it untill the main flower complete dies ie brown then I remove it to replant also shall I stop watering the well now as summer has gone and let it go dry plz reply. In their native habitat the striking flowers attract hummingbirds as pollinators. L'Aechmea 'Blue Rain' présente un port érigé, large et évasé. La aechmea es un tipo de bromelia, existe una gran variedad de aechmeas, todas ellas de llamativas inflorescencias, pero la variedad ‘Blue Rain’ destaca por la cantidad de pequeñas flores azules que componen su inflorescencia.. Características: Se trata de una planta de interior que puede llegar a alcanzar el metro de altura. account. Webmaster - Sydney: Well Zed, As long as the original mother is green then there's a chance of more pups. My guess is over watering or over fertilising. to your lists, login to your account or subscribe. Some leaves have brown tips too. Is it usually so difficult to prize the pups from mummy? Is there anything else i could try? Then, as all living things, it will flower when its ready.. lynne - wolverhampton: I have had one of these plant's brought has a present a couple of the leaves have gone brown can I cut them off and not harm the plant please let me know thanks. Equally a good quality seed raising mix will be fine, just ensure the pups are well anchored.. Gill - dorset: i have a new shoot growing how do i make a new plant. A little water to the main roots now and then will help these new pup-roots develop and help the parental roots to decay.. Zara - London: Super helpful! To add ? Webmaster - Canberra (here for Floriade): Dont panic Anita, just enjoy the flower, the pup wont be harmed if you do nothing. I'm doing everything you've mentioned above and I now have 3 pups! Reply from Beata Piwko . Welcome, Dawnieballs! Will the plant be ok if I follow tips on the left? Maintenance: A diluted liquid feed every month or so should be applied over the growing season, and an even more dilute mix can be poured into the rosette of leaves during summer - but let this natural well dry out in winter. If, however it is in a small pot e.g. Three years is usually about the time you'd expect a mother to start to die off, though as you have already relocated your pups this has given the mother a longer lease of life as she hasn't had to feed those pups So she might just survive longer yet. However Aechmea fasciata is known to cause contact dermatitis with some people.. Kham - Toronto, Canada : Hello, The flower has passed and I’ve removed it along with some leaves at the base of the plant since they were brown and dry. Aechmea Blue Rain has broad strap-like glossy green leaves and a breathtaking red, pink, white and purple inflorescence up to 40cm in length. Thank You. Botanical name. Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Blue rain Bromeliad, A Truly stunning plant, and very very easy to look after. October i need help with my Aechmea Blue Rain too please. is two years enough for the babies to mature? Aechmea bromeliads are probably the most popular houseplant bromeliads on the market today. Ve své domovině roste epifyticky na větvích stromů v deštných pralesech. Zed - Manchesrer UK: Hi. Note: email address will not be displayed. webmaster - Sydney: Well Magee if the new growth is OK, then all is OK - thats all that matters really. Keep rosette filled with water. Many thanks. As for the re-planted pups, well they would normally take around 3-4 years to bloom. The flowers are now becoming brown, and new pups are forming. I noticed that little brown shoots appearing from many of the flowers. They are quite annoying in this sense that they are producing a very sticky fluid. (thankyou monty python). Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Linda of Newcastle (in chilly UK, as opposed to rather warm NSW, Australia). This information is provided as a free service to viewers. Probably many months later. on nous a offert il y a 30 ans une Aecmea blue rain fleurie. Trim and deadhead as required. Thanks!. A very long lasting pink flower with blue inflorescences m My husband bought me a Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Bromieliad for our new home. I have been excited to see these grow and sad when the flower died. Jess - Albury: Your answers are over there on the left of the page, Christine. (I did it four times with 1 week in between). Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Genus. But all is not lost, the plant should survive, though this flush of flowers may not. Once established and it flowers will a pup then be a new mother plant and produce its own pups. Their leaves have backward-curving spines that can be painful, so be careful how you pick them up. I got minimum 8 babies that are all striving well. Webmaster - Sydney: Brown leaves are not growing, they are dead. do i remove the dead flower spike? Many thanks. I've been careful not to put them too deep into the pots, and careful not to overwater them - but could anyone advise on what the problem might be, if I can still rescue them, and if so how?. I do not understand why this plant is not popular in the U.S.. Lucy - Essex: Hi, I was bought one of these plants as a gift a couple of months ago and it was doing fine until I came back from a 3 week holiday (the plant was being watered during this time) to find what looks like a white dust all over the leaves, both sides, and the stem. I'm tempted to say 'Its dead, its an ex-Aechmea, its shuffled off this mortal coil and is now pushing up the daisies . Does the plant like sitting in a pool of water? And finally, yes, let it dry out more in winter, not completely just reduce watering.. Anita - London : My blue rain has got a pup but the mother has not died it is still in flower what do I do. Bromeliad Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Add bright, fluorescent colour to your home with this stunning indoor bromeliad. Other bromeliads include the A. blumenavii, which is upright and light green, and the A. Originating in the rainforests of Brazil, Aechmea ‘Blue Rain' is an epiphytic bromeliad with a large flower spike that is a combination of purple and pink is a bold architectural statement in any space. It likes to be warm and a humid atmosphere to thrive, don't let it get below 15c. You wont see any while it is flowering, but afterwards they may appear. Create a free SHOOT account and get instant access to expert care advice for this and other Does anyone know how I can buy one? Reading this thread I was wondering if it is unusual for the mother to survive more than three yrs after flowering? Should I empty the well and let it dry out and just mist the plant? Genus Aechmea are evergreen perennials forming funnel-shaped rosettes of strap-shaped leaves, with a terminal spike of tubular flowers often with colourful triangular bracts, followed by fleshy fruits Enter your details below and click 'Subscribe' and you'll have a free Shoot account. This Bromeliad will add some bright, fluorescent colour to your lounge or dining room. We do not sell these plants. Vattna gärna med kalkfritt vatten. (e.g. If you want to encourage them to bloom then fertilise with some Epson Salts (Magnesium sulphate) and ensure they get around 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight per day. Many thanks for your advice. thanks very much. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Butch, being and Australian site we don't know about suppliers in Minnesota USA, sorry. Ann - Waltham Lincolnshire: I've read the comments and advice - all of which really useful, but do I use tap water or rain water for my Blue Rain?. Thry manage to look after themselves quite well in the wild, just make sure it has water for now.. Williams - Dartford: We've just bought one (Aechmea Blue Rain) and it's a stunning plant. Webmaster - Sydney: No, Georgina, nit in Ireland. Freddie - New Jersey: Sorry, Loraine, thats most unlikely.. marrgaret woollard - ipswich: I've just bought an aechmea blue dragon and the the leaves are going brown directly under the spike with the flowers on. N.B. The two most common aechmea varieties include the A. chantinii, or zebra plant, and the A. fasciata, or urn plant. In the meantime watering more sparingly in winter is good, but keep the central well full, it gets most of its water requirements from there rather than the surrounding soil.. Lola - Hervey Bay Quensland: Hi, can I put Flower Bromeliad Blue in the sun in Queensland? Two of them seem to be doing great, but the slightly smaller two seem to be turning black from the centres (around the well, nearer to the base of each leaf). December, Zone: 10 Aechmea Blue Rain is a gorgeous bromeliad which is as spectacular as it is easy to look after. Pls help. Patience is the best thing you can apply right now - and a little light misting now and then.. Sally - Orpington: I purchased a blue rain the last week of April from a supermarket. Put the Aechmea in a … give it a spray with a mister every day). if planted outdoors it needs shade or dappled shade as you get under trees. I'd just leave it be until it finally dies off. Don't use heavy clay soil though as it will encourage the rather feeble roots to rot. Aechmea 'Blue Rain' About me: I am easily identified by my vibrant neon flowers. A dying and rotting mother plant does however provide nutrients for the new pups.. Kev - Hampshire : What would be a good liquid food fore to give the plant.and would a cactus compost be a good one for repotting?. Le Aechmea richiedono temperature intorno ai 15-20°C nel periodo estivo mentre durante il periodo invernale non devono scendere sotto i 10°C.. Sono piante che amano la luce ma non il sole diretto. It is very warm where i live ( sheltered housing). The mother dies after flowering and subsequent flowers come from the pups that appear alongside it. The genus name (Aechmea) comes from the Greek aichne, meaning spear-like reference to the shape of the flower heads. Glasshouse . My guess is that the stem is flaccid and unable to take the weight of the flower head. I have an aechmea blue rain. But I used a soil that had bark in. Well done and may your babies floursih.. Jenny Hiscock - UK: I have been give a Blue Rain as a present for Mother's Day. It sticks on the flowers, leaves, and on the windows! var TheButtonPintrest; Will my plant survive or have we killed it. It is October 24 today. Or just water the pups?. Nancy L Dalton - Eden N.C. U.S.: I want a Aechmea Blue Rain plant soooo bad!!! Don't forget that it is an epiphyte so doesn't suffer from being pot bound as other rooted plants do. Webmaster - Sydney: Margaret - no its not toxic to cats. And of course there's the old 'Ripe apple in a paper bag' trick too.. Susan Dalsgaard Hansen - Denmark: Hi i have a question. Mealybugs Whether she will flower again or not will be interesting to see. Pups can be pinched off or left alongside - which ever you choose for aesthetic reasons. A very long lasting Blue and red flower spike with deep green glossy leaves. Tål torr luft. Le nom d'Aechmea provient du grec aichmê qui signifie fer de lance ou flèche. And if all else fails then try wiping them off with your fingers - one on either side of the strap like leaves, then wipe along to the tip, squashing and removing any small bugs in the process.. Webmaster - Sydney: Well Georgina of Ireland I'd say that you are way too far north to grow bromeliads outdoors. We have lots of different varieties of Aechmea flowering in the Walled Garden at the moment. Webmaster - Sydney: Well, Margaret, brown is the colour of death in the plant world. The thing is the leaves have started to go brown at the…, Can any-one tell me what I should the plant is now dying off should I cut it bk or just leave it. je lis partout que l’aechmea blue rain ne fleurit qu’une fois dans sa vie. Webmaster - Sydney: As they are air plants, getting their nutrients from the atmosphere, the soil is only there to provide support. Webmaster - Sydney: Leanne, just as described to the left. We are searching for quality suppliers of this plant for you. I have a question: my Achmea's are having aphids, mainly on the flowers. Indoor The flowers will have taken a turn for the worse and its probably something you've done in the past, rather anything you can do to reverse it. De vokser i barkens hulheder, hvor de optager vand og næring fra det materiale, som samles der. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Rosanna, The flower has died, as you say, so the mother plant is on its way out - hence the browning tips of the leaves. 6 Sep, 2010; Answers. 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