Growing instructions especially for indoor grown varieties N EOREGELIA & A ECHMEA B ROMELIAD
I. GROWING INFORMATION* ❖ Temperature
Ideally 68- 77ºF but tolerate much more extreme conditions).
Growth Rates* • In 4” Pots: 12-16wks • In 6” Pots: 16-20wks *Grow time can vary according to growing conditions.
❖ Light Levels
1st stage (rooting stage) 930 foot candles– 2 nd stage (final distance) 2300 foot candles.
❖ Relative Humidity
Ideally a minimum of 70% but tolerate much more extreme conditions.
Preferably fumigate in the early morning or late afternoon. There must always be water in the funnel when fumigating. Be careful with chemicals. 2x per week overhead. There must always be water in the funnel. Do not overwater the medium. Better to keep the plants on the dry side. Well-drained soil with a high continent of organic material. Preferable peat moss. EC of 0.5 and pH of 5. No Boron (toxic for Bromeliads) – EC 1.0 – 1.5, pH 5.5. Neoregelia take fertilizer up through the leaves / funnel. N-P2O5-K2O-CaO-MgO ratio 1.2-1-1.5-0.9-0.4
Product Uses • In a combo pot
mixed with a trailing succulent
• As houseplants in pots
• On shade patios
• Mounted onto ornamental
driftwood or stems
A s a f o c a l p l a n t
Be aware of fungus, especially in wet conditions (Helminthosporium, Fusarium).
❖ Potential Pests
Scale, mealy bugs, slugs, snails
II. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAM METABOLISM: Neoregelia is a CAM plant.
‣ Always pack the plants without water in the funnel. It is better not to water the plants before 9:00am. ‣ Do not handle the plants early in the morning. It is better to pack them the day before.
*General growing information. Specific requirements will vary depending on a variety of factors.
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