Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia kerryi

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Bronze-Green

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Red

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 30, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Narrow, dark green leaves feature red tips. The most unusual thing about this species from Brazil is that the large purple flowers are very fragrant.