Houseplants forum: Neoregelia ID and care

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Dryairfoliage
Sep 10, 2013 6:10 PM CST
Nobody seems to be able to Id this plant on many other forums so I'm gonna try here.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 11, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Hi Dryairfoliage, One of my favorite sites for Bromeliads is … http://www.fcbs.org/
It looks like there are 106 Neoregelia species, and 3,935 cultivars. Blinking They do have a photo Index, and some great Bromeliad info. Looks like it could take a bit of searching to narrow it down. It also looks like it may be getting ready to bloom, and that could also help to make a more definitive ID.
Sorry I can't help more...
Hope this helps you in your search. Smiling
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drdawg
Sep 11, 2013 10:36 AM CST
This may be the 'Michi' or a hybrid of this variety. When the 'Michi' changes color (blooms), the coloration is called "bubble-gum pink".
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 11, 2013 2:03 PM CST
And do these guys suffer in dry air? also it is in bloom
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terrafirma
Sep 11, 2013 2:32 PM CST
This may help you… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJ6yrKys7o

Dry air…Like A/C or heat drying the air in your home?
I think as long as you are comfortable it will be too. I believe the temperature is probably more critical than humidity levels.

Would love to see a pic. of it in bloom!
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 11, 2013 2:49 PM CST
terrafirma said:This may help you… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJ6yrKys7o

Dry air…Like A/C or heat drying the air in your home?
I think as long as you are comfortable it will be too. I believe the temperature is probably more critical than humidity levels.

Would love to see a pic. of it in bloom!


If you look closely at the first pic u can see small purple flowers. I think it may be a little sunburned cause part of the bract has turned purple. And i don't really water the soil very much because the roots are mostly used for support. I put water in the cup and once a week I empty the cup and then wait a day or two and fill it again.

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terrafirma
Sep 11, 2013 3:03 PM CST
Oh, sorry, yes I saw that. I thought you meant that the bloom had risen up out of the cup a bit. To 'show' itself off! Smiling

Dryairfoliage
Sep 11, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Is my way of watering correct though?
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drdawg
Sep 11, 2013 8:27 PM CST
I grow a lot of bromeliads, and have perhaps 200 of them. I don't worry about dumping the water out of their "urns". Can you imagine how much time that would take? All I care about is that the urns always have some water in them, and I liberally water my plants every week, letting the excess water spill over into the potting soil. Even though the soil is more for anchorage than for nourishment, keeping it moist seems to make the plants happy. Those that grow their plants in tropical or sub-tropical areas, and can leave them out all year, would perhaps tell you not to fertilize the bromeliads. I have to bring mine in for 4-5 months over the winter, so I fertilize mine during the spring/summer/early fall with 1/2 strength general purpose fertilizer. I don't fertilize them at all during the fall and winter months. I think the light fertilizing helps them through the "indoor months". A lot of my bromeliads are mounted, and they need watering and fertilizing even more often than the potted ones.
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 11, 2013 9:09 PM CST
I just don't want to over water it. It seems like it takes forever for the water in the cup to evaporate so that's why i pour it out cause i fear rot.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 12, 2013 6:03 AM CST
In nature, these plants mostly grow in the tropical and sub-tropical climates, where it rains a lot. These "urn" plants get there nutrients from what collects in their leaves. If you simply pour a lot of water into the "urn", it will flush the old water out. Heck, I water all mine with a hose. As long as your plants are in well-draining soil, and not sitting in water, I doubt you could over-water if you tried. LOL
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 12, 2013 8:42 PM CST
Is it a problem that the leaves are curling in a bit? Also some roots are starting to stickup from the soil.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 13, 2013 5:59 AM CST
Perhaps some really good pictures, taken at different angles, with really close-up shots would help ID whether there is a problem or not. Different varieties have different characteristics and different growing conditions can/will alter those characteristics.
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Dryairfoliage
Sep 13, 2013 3:43 PM CST
Good pictures isn't gonna happen lol.
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But this should do.
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What is with this root?

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