Neoregelia ampullacea tigrina

R60.00R75.00

  • Striking barred foliage
  • Cascading growth habit
  • Ideal for growing epiphytically or in hanging baskets
  • Recommended for gardeners with limited space
  • Care level: Easy
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Description

This species of Neoregelia from Brazil has considerable variation in plant size and foliage colour and markings.

A miniature plant forming a tubular rosette which flares slightly towards the top.  The narrow leaves are green with dark maroon cross bands on the undersides and less regular banding and flecking on the upper leaf surface.

This plant produces pups on short stolons and branches freely to form an attractive cascading clump.

This miniature Neoregelia is an outstanding choice for growing epiphytically in trees, on tree stumps or decorative driftwood or climbing over rocks and boulders.

A tough little plant that adapts well to a wide range of different growing conditions.

Additional information

Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 12 cm
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Raft, 12cm Pot

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Neoregelia ampullacea tigrina is best grown in strong filtered light. This plant will also grow well where it receives morning or late afternoon sun, however, full sun at midday should be avoided to prevent scorching or bleaching of the leaves. Light is a very important factor to consider when growing Neoregelia as this in most cases affects the coloration of the foliage. Generally, plants with tough leathery leaves enjoy a lot of sun, while plants with softer leaves prefer partial or dappled shade.

Soil: Generally Bromeliads which grow terrestrially, require good drainage and like to grow in soil which is airy and fast draining. We recommend the addition of compost or fine bark to the planting area. When growing your plant in containers, it is also important to ensure that your soil is light, airy and free draining. A combination of a good quality potting soil with the addition of either coco peat, pine bark or perlite is recommended.

Watering: Many Bromeliads are surprisingly water wise. When watering, water your plant thoroughly, then allow to dry out before watering again. Always ensure that there is water in your Bromeliad’s tank, cup or reservoir. The frequency of watering will vary according to the season. Remember if you are unsure as to whether to water or not, rather keep the plant on a drier side as overwatering can lead to fungal problems which can kill a plant quickly. Plants grown epiphytically will require more frequent watering particularly during very hot spells.

Fertiliser: Use a balanced water soluble fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.

Temperature: Neoregelia ampullacea tigrina can tolerate minimum winter temperatures of just above 0 degrees Celsius.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing on a small wooden raft. It will be supplied on the raft. Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. Also the colours of plants can vary according to the season. The plant supplied will be similar to the plant photographed.