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Neoregelia carolinae (Blushing bromeliad)

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2 hours care
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
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Botanical name: Neoregelia carolinae

Other names: Blushing bromeliad, Nidularium carolinae, Aregelia carolinae

Genus: Neoregelia

Species: N. carolinae - N. carolinae is an epiphytic, evergreen bromeliad with rosettes of strap-shaped, mid-green leaves. In summer, violet to lavendar-blue flowers are surrounded by red bracts and leaves in the centre of the plant.

Neoregelia carolinae is: Evergreen

Flower: Blue, Lavender, Purple in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green, Red in All seasons

Habit: Rosette

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Scale insects

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Remove spent rosettes at the bases.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to

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Neoregelia carolinae (Blushing bromeliad) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Conservatory, Containers, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Under glass, grow in bright filtered light in bromeliad compost. Keep rosetter cups full of water in the growing season. Water sparingly in winter. Alternatively, grow outdoors in well-drained loam or sandy soil in a partially shaded, sheltered site.

Soil type: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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