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PlantFiles: Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia compacta

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neoregelia (nee-oh-reg-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: compacta (kom-PAK-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Bronze-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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:
Unknown - Tell us

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 MotherNature4 On Oct 20, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This attractive species is stoloniferous. It lends itself to being mounted on driftwood, bark or even chain link fences. The present photos don't show it at its best. Before blooming, with enough bright light, the centers of the leaves turn brilliant crimson red. After blooming, rhizomes grow from the plant base. The new plants, called pups, sprout from these rhizomes.

There is a variegated form of this species.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Miami, Florida



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