Blushing Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia carolinae

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Jones, Alabama

Bartow, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 26, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grows up to 18" and prefers partial shade or partial sun to full sun. They love humidity. Origin: Brazil.

Positive

On Feb 25, 2004, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

This is a very colorful plant and a beautiful one to add to your collection. It is very easy to care for and a joy to behold.

Neutral

On May 24, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is one of those bromeliads that store water in the rosette. Neoregelias curiously have short inflorescences in the middle of the plants that usualy bloom in the water stored there. This one is a common species, that comes with many varieties. In this case, with large, light green, non spined leaves. The newer leaves become red in the basis when it is preparing itself to bloom. The flowers are white, small, guarded by beautiful red bracts that attract birds.

It grows well in warmer situations, and as Ive seen, in many kinds of soil. Actualy, my plant practically doesnt have any contact with the soil, besides the original rosette that I planted in a vase with dark soil, and now I have 8 rosettes growing there, making my plant look like a bromeliad shrub! Water it only ... read more