The forcing tip we describe only hastens what nature intends - if the plant isn't ready to bloom no amount of apples in paper bags is going to make it.. ann cummins - colchester: were is the best places to put a blue rain plant for light and what is a well. I noticed that little brown shoots appearing from many of the flowers. If indoors then ensure it gets plenty of light but not directly onto the foliage. Having ensured it has had a dry period you can now just moisten to soil, but ensure it doesn't get waterlogged or rot will set in. Webmaster - Sydney: Hello again Linda from Essex. Mealybugs Aechmea blue rain care. Where did they come from? connect with other gardeners. Thanks!. 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? I'm doing everything you've mentioned above and I now have 3 pups! Pots/Tubs The fact that they have grown indicates that conditions are OK. Is there something i should do?. Though the mother can sometimes take a long time to die off.. 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. 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. I have read somewhere that if my mother plant is still green is will produce more pups from where I snapped off the pups... is that true?. I got minimum 8 babies that are all striving well. Thanks. Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions. However, joking aside, it is dead and starting to rot, hence the brown colour. I've had plenty of pups from her and she is still nice and green so i don't think she will be dying off any time to soon.. Webmaster - Sydney: Ella, these plants generally only flowers once and usually die right afterwards, though yours seems to want to stick around to see her pups grow up. Webmaster - Sydney: I'd concentrate on the pups Sally. }. At the top are blue and white flowers that … Thanks. 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. If kept indoors then put it closer to the light without it being in direct light. The main plant is still green with some brown tip and split leaves which I'm worried about. also check your other plants. A very long lasting pink flower with blue inflorescences m Or would it be best to remove from decorative pot and start again?. Thank you. A plant on a table near a window is OK providing there are net curtains to diffuse the sunlight.. Isabella - Middlesex: Hello, I received this beautiful plant in October last year and it has maintained its lustrous look with the flower in full bloom and bright colours. Webmaster - Sydney (currently in Dorset): Well Sandra of Hornchurch, it sounds like you have been watering it too much and you have some stem rot happening there. Thank you.. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Nancy, you can't ship plants over international borders, local customs and excise quarantine never allows it. Aechmea Blue Rain has broad strap-like glossy green leaves and a breathtaking red, pink, white and purple inflorescence up to 40cm in length. There may be more than one.. sharron watson - bruisyard: Hi there i did not see your web page in time as my partner bought me my plant some time ago and i normally kill indoor plants very quickly this time this one has lived but i did not know what it was called so didnt really know how to continue to look after it so when i saw the shoots after the mother had flowered and died i took the shoots off put 2 in water for a week and 2 straight in to soil to see what would happen and i have to say mother and 4 babies seem to be doing fine its now been a month and all are still very green and growing i have given 2 away as presents do you think they will carry on and live or am i living a dream and they will die. In their native habitat the striking flowers attract hummingbirds as pollinators. Je velice dekorativní a oblíbená, protože tuto půvabnou rostlinu zdobí květ několik měsíců. The soil is very dry, I understand about leaving the mother plant and the shoots will grow off the sides etc. Hope this helps anyone.. Butch - Minnesota: I really like these flowers. So you'll have to find a supplier in the US. Webmaster - Sydney: Apart from the ethylene that is given off by the rotting apple - you need light to encourage any bromeliad to bloom. stones or wood. It is very warm where i live ( sheltered housing). Aechmea 'Blue Rain' 18.00. Jess - Albury: Your answers are over there on the left of the page, Christine. 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. If there was one here I can't find them. I have cut the dead stem off and kept the cup full with water, I have just tipped the water out to let it dry. 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! It likes to be warm and a humid atmosphere to thrive, don't let it get below 15c. A tip to encourage it to flower is to let the water dry in the centre of the plant then place it in a plastic bag with a ripe apple for a week or so. Insecticidal soap sprayed on is the answer.. jane - yorkshire: i bought this plant 6 weeks ago and now the flower has died and so have all the leaves but there is a tiny pup on one side. It sticks on the flowers, leaves, and on the windows! Aechmea Blue Rain is a gorgeous bromeliad which is as spectacular as it is easy to look after. They are superb. 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. 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?. The white patches on the leaves are where they have eaten into the leaves to suck out the sweet sap. Have read the comments about pups and ripe apple etc. Reading this thread I was wondering if it is unusual for the mother to survive more than three yrs after flowering? The Aechmea 'Blue Rain' features almost every colour of the rainbow. Lorraine - Isleworth: Hi I have one on of these plants and the whole of the middle stem with the flowers on has come away Will I get flowers again from a new stem ?. We occasionally pour some water in the tube. Sa floraison qui s'étale sur plusieurs mois n'a lieu qu'une seule fois. Standort Webmaster - Sydney: Brown leaves are not growing, they are dead. But all is not lost, the plant should survive, though this flush of flowers may not. I am tempted to remove the flowers as this seems to be the breeding place of the aphids. Spray carefuly all over, even under the leaves, covering all surfaces and repeat every two weeks until there is not more sign of aphids. I dont know what it is. Botanical name. My guess is over watering or over fertilising. Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Bromeliad 'Blue Rain' A Truly stunning plant, and very very easy to look after. Ses élégantes fleurs bleues à base blanche et à bractées pourpres sont portées par des tiges rouge vif. We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant. return (true); Webmaster - Sydney: Well Michael, the pup is a tiny new version of the plant that appears to the side of the main plant. 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. Hello, I'm confused about how much to water my Blue Rain. 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. 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. Well done and may your babies floursih.. Jenny Hiscock - UK: I have been give a Blue Rain as a present for Mother's Day. The mother dies after flowering and subsequent flowers come from the pups that appear alongside it. Dans la famille des Broméliacées je vous présente l'Aechmée Blue Rain. Other bromeliads include the A. blumenavii, which is upright and light green, and the A. In the meantime please use this page for reference. A red stem sticks above the foliage. It will grow new pups (babies alongside) then you might need to wait a while for them to grow before they will flower or try the bag and apple trick (see left).. christine Wood - United Kingdom: HI jess thank you for answer to my comment but do i cut the dead flower stem off or not.. christine Wood - United Kingdom: When i put my blue rain plant into a plastic bag with the apple do i put the whole of the plant into the bag or just the centre of the plant and do i cut the apple in half or leave it whole x. Jess - Albury: Makes no difference if you cut the flower off or not, then whole plant or not in the bag doesn't matter and cut apple or not cut doesn't matter.. gwen - angus: My blue rain has a couple of leaves that have gone brown at the tips. Under Trees, January Some leaves have brown tips too. 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?. It isn’t quite purple rain, but close! Bromelias are from tropical countries so grow best where it is warm - a kitchen is usually better than a bedroom. Aechmea - aechmea blue rain 6/tray longeur 25 hauteur 50 taille du pot 12; 0,7L Arrosoir d'intérieur Pratique Bleu - Haws 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?. Nevertheless, according to you I shouldn't pinch it out yet in order to help the pups grow. je suis donc l’heureux bénéficiaire d’un miracle puisque 30 ans après qu’on me l’ait offert fleurie, la mienne vient de refaire une fleur mpagnifique de 40 cm de haut. Outdoors, grow epiphytically in moist, humus-rich, gritty soil. Any suggestions? Coloured flowers grow on it. We are searching for quality suppliers of this plant for you. As for the re-planted pups, well they would normally take around 3-4 years to bloom. Daina - Lindsey: I bought this flower couple of years ago, mother died and I managed to save couple of babies that are now huge, but it won't flower!!! October The mother plant can take quite a long time to completely die off, so keep looking after it as the pups might just be too small to see right now as it is growing slowly over winter. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Paul of Swansea. So if your plant isn't flowering its because its not ready to. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Mai, new pups usually take between one to three years to bloom, depending on their growing conditions. 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. Pls help. I have another question the plant is in an ordinary plastic flower pot and this is inside a pot which has a lip so the flower pot can't be removed. Ella - Hertfordshire: How many times can the mother plant flower? De Kokerbromelia komt echter maar éénmalig tot bloei en zal hierna afsterven. Mags - manchester : Hi,I bought a blue rain 2 weeks ago (Mid november).Some of the leaves have gone brown towards the tips and the flowers have dried and look burnt! 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?. Here we list businesses who usually sell this plant. There are 0 active discussions about Aechmea 'Blue Rain' (Aechmea 'Blue Rain'). account. Thankful for any help :). webmaster - Sydney: Well Magee if the new growth is OK, then all is OK - thats all that matters really. A mister spray on the foliage will be OK too while the ethylene from the apple does its job.. Webmaster - Sydney: Hi Leon of Suffolk, yes orchid mix is good for bromeliads, very free draining, thats what they like.. caryn Adams-phillips - Carmarthenshire: I have archmea blue rain and the leaves and flowers have a clear sticky substance on it.What is it and how can I get rid of it please.. Webmaster - Sydney: Caryn, thats most likely sap and you'll just need some warm soapy water and a soft cloth to wipe it off.. Amanda - Wales UK: To Webmaster Sydney Thanks for all this great info much appreciated. Not sure about watering - should I continue watering into the well of the mother plant? Keep rosette filled with water. 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. The two most common aechmea varieties include the A. chantinii, or zebra plant, and the A. fasciata, or urn plant. bromeliad roots are really just anchors - not much goes in via them. Enter your details below and click 'Subscribe' and you'll have a free Shoot account. Leon - Suffolk: Hi Webmaster, further on the subject of potting the pups (I have three) and you write they are air plants, is it OK to use orchid bark peat to pot them in as the phalenopsis orchids have a similar root system? Rightly or wrongly, I have trimmed all the mother plant's leaves right back, to leave the well (the dying leaves weren't pretty). An extremely popular genus, aechmeas are mostly grown in pots with some form of shade. To add ? i need help with my Aechmea Blue Rain too please. By Dawnieballs. Webmaster - Sydney: Well Zed, As long as the original mother is green then there's a chance of more pups. The other (less than likely) bug that affects these plants is mealybugs - but they leave a cottony/waxy substance on the plant - the treatment here is rubbing alcohol, wipe it on, leave for a few hours then wash off with warm, soapy water. These two things are vital to promote blooming.. Webmaster - Sydney: Well Lynne the well is where most water is taken in from though moistening the roots cant hurt it. Other common names aechmea 'Blue Rain' . I have put apple in soil and covered with cling film. The flower is also probably starting to die too, if so, there is no choice but to cut it off.. Sally - Guildford : Is aechmea blue rain poisonous for cats? (I did it four times with 1 week in between). Ses feuilles épaisses et recourbées sont de couleur vert vif. 6 Sep, 2010; Answers. Most of the species in this genus are epiphytes. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Anne from Colchester, A well is a container for holding water, like a vase. I can't see any new pups anywhere. Webmaster - Sydney: Hey Laidain, Just keep them both watered. I have three pups, but I'm unable to prize them from the mummy plant - I'm worried that they might not be quite ready, though they are each quite big themselves. Answer: Aechmea blue rain Dear Massimo, the development of bromeliads, and therefore also of acmea, is quite peculiar; the plant sprouts, develops the dense rosette of leaves, and the particular inflorescence, consisting of colored, large and rigid bracts. To become a Shoot member visit the main Shoot website. Webmaster - Sydney: Well, Mrs P from somerset, my advice is to be patient and see what happens. The new growth appears to be ok but not sure if this is normal. Innan blomaxet vissnar bildar växten rotskott. So now my question is how long would it take for the little pups flower again? I've kept the well topped up with water, it's in a bright spot but the stem and flower have faded quite a lot, and the flower is starting to look a bit crispy! Thanks!. Matt - Lincoln: Wot would be the best way to treat the leaves when they're covered with dust and water marks?. But I used a soil that had bark in. margaret - scotland: My blue rain produced pups looked crap after the flower died it did not die and is now a very handsome specimen. We do not sell these plants. By reading from your forum I was able to care for it and eventually the main plant has given me 3 pups. In winter keep it dry, misting to maintain humidity but do not add water to the well. Compost has to be very well draining,so cactus would be fine.. Margaret whitehead - Doncaster: I have a blue rain and it has all the flowers cuming open but the tips seem to be gowing brown can you tell me whot I shud do Pleas margaret. Get expert info and easy to follow monthly care reminders for the plants in your garden by signing up for a free Shoot account. Webmaster - Sydney: Leanne, just as described to the left. i noticed that the leaves all the way up and turning brown and that the top two flowers are brown.i was filling the top cup with water but the soil itself was bone dry. Is it usually so difficult to prize the pups from mummy? Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Other names. You'll also receive handy monthly email reminders of what needs doing. What should i do. This Bromeliad will add some bright, fluorescent colour to your lounge or dining room. :). The flower spikes will last for many months and although the mother plant only blooms once, it will continue to produce young offshoots. Aechmea 'Blue Rain' Blue rain Bromeliad, A Truly stunning plant, and very very easy to look after. 'Mother' plant usually flowers once but typically produces offsets for future flowering. 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