Neoregelia

Neoregelia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Bromeliaceae
Origin South America: Brazil
Ease of cultivation Easy plant for beginners
The size The total width is 35-45 cm. Sometimes it reaches a size of up to 60 cm and 1.5 m.
Growth rate Low, grows slowly enough
Lifespan Rosette lives about 2-3 years. It is timely to separate the young rosettes for further growing the plant. Do not wait for the complete withering of the mother socket.
Temperature About 59-69,8 ° F in summer, in winter – not lower than 55,4 ° F, the temperature should be relatively constant throughout the year.
Humidity Not less than 50-60%. It is desirable to daily spray with soft water, not getting on the inflorescence. There must be water in the outlet.
Lighting A bright light, a southern window approaches with shading at noon hours. The brightness of the color of the leaves depends on the intensity of the illumination.
The soil Light fertile soil from a mixture of foliage, sand, peat, it is desirable to add sphagnum. You can use one part of peat and coarse sand. Required to drain at least a third of the volume of the pot.
Watering Keep the soil slightly moist in summer, water about 1-2 times a week. At least once a week, pour soft water into a rosette of leaves at a height of about 2.5 cm, so that there is always water. It is better to change it every week. In winter, watering is very moderate, if there is always water in the outlet, the land may remain dry.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2-3 weeks, strongly diluted soluble fertilizers. They are recommended to be poured into the socket. You can spray the leaves with fertilizer for orchids.
Reproduction Children from the mother plant, when they reach half its size. The offspring must have their own roots. To separate the baby, use a sharp knife, sprinkle the cut with charcoal.After drying, wrap the baby with sphagnum or sprinkle with peat and put it in the main substrate, where it is germinated, regularly sprinkling. First time to keep in the shade.If a child does not have his own roots, it should be placed under polyethylene for better germination. Scions will bloom only after 2-3 years. You can propagate seeds in a mini-greenhouse at a temperature of 77 ° F, which is sown in a mixture of sand and sphagnum (seeds only slightly sprinkled with soil). Seedlings appear in 2-3 weeks. When they have 2-3 leaves (3-4 months), the seedlings should be dived and transplanted into separate pots.
Bloom Small flowers, but before flowering the central leaves become bright red and permanently retain their color.
Transfer Transplant after the purchase at the end of flowering from the transport pot to the main substrate, not deepening the plant. The next transfer is in the separation of children.The root system of the plant is very small, so a transplant can only be needed if the plant becomes unstable.
Features of care Leaves of the plant can be cleaned with a damp cloth, but should be careful not to injure yourself on the sharp teeth. Damaged leaves must be cut off in time. The plant can be grown without soil on a piece of bark, in which a hole is cut. In this hole is placed a plant whose roots must be wrapped with moss-sphagnum.
Difficulties Possible scab. At a low temperature, the leaves wilt and the rosette of the rosette base may develop. The plant shrivels when there is insufficient watering. The color of the leaves pales with a lack of light.
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