General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 20 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Upper leaf, yellowish-green with tiny red spots. Plants are infused with deep red when given high light conditions. Reverse side of leaves may have red stripes.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Neoregelia
  • Bromeliad

Photo Gallery
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-08
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2019-05-25
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2019-05-25
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-08
Location: Deerfield Beach, fl
Date: 4/19/14

photo credit: Bocabroms
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-10-03
I bought this plant for $7 from an Orphan Plant sale.
Location: Tampa FL
Date: Aug 2017

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