Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia ampullacea

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neoregelia (nee-oh-reg-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ampullacea (am-pul-uh-KEE-uh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California

San Clemente, California

San Francisco, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 28, 2005, spaceman_spiff from Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I originally thought I had specimens of this species, but thanks to the help of MsCritterkeeper and the FCBS website I now believe my specimens are Neoregelia pauciflora. I am removing my photos & info from this plant file and adding them to the correct plant. Thanks!