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Botanical name: Neoregelia carolinae
Other names: Blushing bromeliad, Nidularium carolinae, Aregelia carolinae
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
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Scale insects
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Remove spent rosettes at the bases.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)
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