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DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9057199

I got this at a local plant sale. I'd like to know what would be the best light etc for it as well as the id if possible.
Thanks for any help

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Bradenton, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9057244

Looks like Neoregelia marmorata to me.
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9059265

A Neo for sure - but impossible to say what the species or hybrid might be - (I'd lean towards a hybrid) there are many hundreds of them.

Slowly move it into stronger light but even most Neos like a little shade especially in the afternoon. In Florida you don't have to worry so much about the air drying out when the temperature gets very high. You have about the best growing conditions possible in the US.

As the plant gets more light the leaves will shorten and broaden, and the reds will become more intense. Those older leaves were probably growing in the Winter with less light and shorter days.



DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 27, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9059604

Hey Thank You both.
I've placed it in an old Hickory Log for now, and it's getting dappled sun/shade, I can move the Hickory log to more sun, as the Oaks leaf out. Can't wait to see what it does for color !

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pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9079983

I have one called "Charm", looks similar.

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