Neoregelia Fireball

R55.00

  • Very popular mini Neoregelia
  • Intense red colour
  • Outstanding choice for hanging baskets or growing epiphytically
  • Provides a great contrast of colour in the garden
  • Care level: Easy

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Description

This little beauty is very popular for the intense red colour of its foliage as well as for its ease of culture.

Neoregelia Fireball has deep red foliage and the rosette averages 25 cm in diameter.

The pups are produced on stolons.  Neoregelia Fireball pups readily and in no time at all will develop into a beautiful cluster of plants which can eventually become huge and create a fantastic focal point in the garden.

Perfectly suited for growing epiphytically in trees, on trees stumps, decorative driftwood or even over rocks and boulders.

Additional information

Weight .075 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Neoregelia Fireball is best grown in morning or late afternoon sun, avoiding the midday sun or in very bright indirect light. When grown in heavy shade or low light conditions the red fades gradually and eventually the leaves will turn green. 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 Fireball can tolerate minimum winter temperatures of just above 0 degrees Celsius.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing in a 12 cm plastic pot. It will be supplied bare root (without a pot or soil). 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.