Bromeliad Neoregelia / M
Plant size: Bromeliad Neoregelia / M
Get it Planted: Without pot
Neoregelia is a lively tropical plant with radial leaves. Leaves are variegatedm and transition to fuschia at the center, giving it its name Blushing Bromeliad. Beware, though, this blushing beauty also features spines along the edges of its leaves. Easy to care for, they are perfect for busy owners, gifts, and offices.
Grows best in medium to bright indirect light - Can tolerate lower light - Avoid direct sun -
Water when the top 1/4 of soil is dry - Loves humidity
Air Purifying - Absorbs pollutants
Pet Friendly - Nontoxic
Sits 14-20" tall by 16-22" wide In a 6" grow pot
Too much light can bleach the leaves, and too little light dulls their color, so bright, indirect light is best. Bromeliads love humidity, so mist them occasionally or leave them in a tray of pebbles and water. This plant is actually an air plant that uses its roots for support. Bromeliads have a pronounced life cycle, so your plant may begin producing offsets in its second year.
Sometimes called Blushing Bromeliad, Bromeliad Neoregelia is native to tropical rainforests in Southeastern Brazil. It is an epiphyte, meaning it naturally gets all its' water and nutrients from the air. They survive in the wild by clinging to trees or rocks. Originally named after Eduard August von Regel, Director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia in the 1800s. In the wild, the Bromeliad has a symbiotic relationship with poison dart frogs, who lay eggs in the cup-shaped flowers, which protect them from predators. The plant then absorbs nutrients from the frog and tadpole waste products left behind!
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