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Scientific Name: Neoregelia carolinae
Pronunciation: nee-oh-reg-EL-ee-uh kar-oh-LIN-ay
Common Name: blushing bromeliad
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, linear, leathery, shiny, margins entire, apex tip with spine, up to 30 cm long x 6 cm wide; florets clustered, violet, forming in the centre area formed between the pink-red "blushing leaves".
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Epiphytic, Open, Spreading
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include N. 'Tricolor'.
blushing bromeliad
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Prickly, Succulent
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Yellow, Red, Pink, Cream stripes, red at base of upper leaves
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate, Cuspidate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Leaves variegated, Lvs. in basal rosettes.

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Multiple fruit
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Succulent leaves, Small spines on leaf margins.

Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mealybugs, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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