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Scientific Name: Neoregelia
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Plant Habit: Epiphytes
Neoregelia bromeliads and their hybrids, due to their varied forms and beautiful colors, are commonly cultivated as houseplants, or in warm climates as landscape plants.
CARE AND GROWING TIPS:
Foliage / Indoor Plant
Bright, natural light is best – like an east or west exposure. Neoregelia need this light to bring out the variegation in their foliage.
Avoid direct sun.
Neoregelias collect & absorb water in their urns & also through their foliage.
Keep the urn about 1/4 full. Let the cup go dry for 2-7 days before refill with a little water. Moisten the growing medium every month or 2 with a good misting once a week.
Use orchid bark or cymbidium orchid mix as well as a mix of orchid bark & coco coir. This is a more sustainable substitute for peat moss. Just make sure your mix drains really well.
Use an all-purpose orchid food (orchids are epiphytes just like bromeliads) diluted to 1/2 strength to fertilize once or twice a year is enough. Best to spray the fertilizer onto the foliage & moisten the top 1/2 of the growing medium.
REASONS YOUR NEOREGELIA MAY NOT BE DOING WELL:
2 things to avoid:
Do not use garden soil
Avoid potting mediums that become saturated.
Pictures of products are for reference purposes only. Actual product may differ in slight colors and/or plant size as all plants are unique and different.