Neoregelia carolinae meyendorfii

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Meyendorfii’

Blushing bromeliad

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Neoregelia carolinae 'Meyendorfii'
  • Common name: Blushing bromeliad
  • Family: Bromeliaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Green

Blushing bromeliad, Neoregelia carolinae, is named after its habit of developing a red centre just as it’s about to flower. Native to Brazil, it’s one of the most commonly grown bromeliads – typically grown in the UK as a houseplant. Despite being an epiphyte – a plant that grows on other plants and derives its nutrients from the air – it’s happy growing in a pot of compost. Forming a rosette of slim, strap-like leaves, it bears a cluster of small, inconspicuous flowers before developing off-shoots and dying. New plants can easily be propagated from the off-shoots, although it will take two-three years before they start to ’blush’.

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Neoregelia carolinae ‘Meyendorfii’ is a particularly lovely cultivar. Grow in moist but well-drained compost in a humid, bright spot out of direct sunlight. 

How to grow Neoregelia 'Meyendorfii'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do Take cuttings in December

Neoregelia 'Meyendorfii' and wildlife

Neoregelia 'Meyendorfii' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Neoregelia 'Meyendorfii' poisonous?

Neoregelia 'Meyendorfii' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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