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
Registered or introduced: 2001

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.