We love these beauties because of their striking foliage which comes in quite the array of colors and patterns.
Neoregelias make great houseplants because they’re so colorful and easy to maintain. Although they don’t have a showy flower at all, the foliage makes up for that 10 times over. The patterns and colors Neoregelias are available in mind-blowing. Plant is prized for its thick foliage that grows in a natural rosette. Wide leaves are sword shaped or scoop-like and grow around a central cup.
- Bright, natural light is best – like an east or west exposure. They need this light to bring out the variegation in their foliage.
- These plants do appreciate a good misting once a week. If your home is really dry, then 2 or 3 times will make your Neoregelia even happier.
- Don’t overwater your it. Like other houseplants, back off a bit on the watering in those cooler, darker winter months. And, if your water is hard, then be sure to use either purified or distilled water.
- Neoregelias get their nutrients from matter which falls on them from plants growing above. For this reason, it’s best to spray the fertilizer onto the foliage & moisten the top 1/2 of the growing medium. You can use an all purpose orchid food (orchids are epiphytes just like bromeliads) diluted to 1/2 strength. Only feed in the spring or summer, & easy do it. Fertilizing once or twice a year is enough.
- Neoregelias don’t have extensive root systems so you probably won’t have to repot yours.
- Neoregelias are non-toxic to both cats & dogs. Their leaves are crunchy & this can be attractive to cats. :)