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PlantFiles: Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia zaslawskyi

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

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Violet/Lavender
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Bronze-Green
Leathery-Textured
Pink

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is monocarpic

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

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative MotherNature4 On Jan 5, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I can't say this is a very pretty plant, but is important to collectors. It doesn't have very many leaves and they bend outward. The leaves turn pink toward the bottom and red in the base, with a grayish color outside. The flowers are a pretty pinkish lavender.



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