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Aechmea 'Blue Tango'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aechmea (EEK-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Tango

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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

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 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.

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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