Neoregelia (Neoregelia carolinae 'Caroline Tricolor')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Neoregelia carolinae Accepted
Neoregelia carolinae f. tricolor Synonym
Neoregelia carolinae var. tricolor Synonym

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Some Neoregelia have sawtoothed leaf margins
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Pale violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Grown in 80% full sun conditions

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Location: Tampa FLDate: July 2018Grown in 80% full sun conditions
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Location: PortugalDate: 2019-03-19Neoregelia carolinae tricolor
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By Cinta
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2016-04-01
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Location: Tampa FLDate: July 2018
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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Oct 9, 2016 3:03 PM

Since Neoregelia carolinae var. tricolor (and f. tricolor) are synonyms of Neoregelia carolinae The Bromeliad Society International, I.C.R.A. for Bromeliads, has granted this plant cultivar status as 'Caroline Tricolor'. The plant does not come true from seed and several clones are commonly propagated so variation should be expected. See the Bromeliad Cultivar Register at for more information.

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Posted by ScotTi (Tampa FL (Westchase)) on Jul 22, 2018 4:12 PM

This Neoregelia was formerly classified as Neoregelia carolinae var. tricolor (forma tricolor). It was then classified as Neoregelia 'Tricolor', before being renamed Neoregelia 'Caroline Tricolor'..

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