Aechmea, Bromeliad
Aechmea 'Blue Tango'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Tango
Additional cultivar information:(PP11743)
Hybridized by Bullis
Registered or introduced: 1999

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Bonita Springs, Florida

Clewiston, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Norman, Oklahoma

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 29, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is patented by Bullis Bromeliads. Directly from it's website: Blue Tango is a patented hybrid that is a product of our hybridizing program. The light green leaves develop to an overall height of 36 inches. What sets Blue Tango apart is not only its long lasting flowers but the vivid cobalt blue and hot pink flowers. Blue Tango is used indoors and outdoors.