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PlantFiles: Dwarf Blue Tango Bromeliad
Aechmea 'Del Mar'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Del Mar
Additional cultivar information: (PP13421)
Hybridized by Gomez; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive renem0 On May 9, 2010, renem0 from Stuart, FL wrote:

very strong plant ,i planted it outdoor,80% shade,sandy soil,moist,resisted to 32 degre F this winter in Stuart FL,the plant had a flower when I bought it 7 months ago,the tip just turns brown now,and I have 5 replacement shots growing.
very nice plant,low maintenance,just keep some water in the leaves

Positive Kell On Sep 15, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a patented bromeliad made in 1994 with patent applied for in 2001. The hybridizer is Patricia Gomez of Bullis Bromeliads, Inc. in Princeton Florida. It has a long-lasting inflorescence that keeps its color up to five to seven months. It is from a cross of fendleri X Aechmea dichlamydea trinitensis. This bromeliad has a compact size and bright inflorescence that is long lasting, and it is readily available thru tissue culture.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rowland Heights, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Key Largo, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Stuart, Florida

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