Bromeliad, Neoregelia
Neoregelia 'Purple Star'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Dunedin, Florida

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 6, 2013, mmosley from Pine Bluff, AR wrote:

This is one of my first Neos. It's really nice!
I leave mine in bright shade during the summer, and it colors up nicely. Indoors, it will lose some of its color. Still doing well after 2 months of being inside with no care except watering the central cup once/ week. I never fertilize my bromeliads; I just put a few small leaves in its central cup. These are plants for lazy people (: