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PlantFiles: Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia ampullacea

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive spaceman_spiff 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!

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



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