PlantsNeoregelia→Bromeliad (Neoregelia '696')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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: 4 to 6
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Light green with deep red spotting, red tips.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Epiphytic
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by ScotTi (Tampa FL (Westchase)) on Apr 1, 2018 3:58 PM

Neoregelia olens '696' is a cultivar* of Neo. olens that has a more intense red center coloring and deep blood red spots on the leaves. A very fast growing stoloniferous type Bromeliad with individual plants measuring 9"-12" across.

* Much debated talk on the N. Olens cultivars with many believing they are all the same.

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