Neoregelia are a tank type bromeliad, low growing with leaves in a symetrical pattern and litterally hundreds of species and cultivars.
Mainly grown as an potted or indoor plant except in warmer zones, these fascinating and often colorful plants are easy care and provide year round interest.
With most plants sold being hybrids, a few species are also worth seeking out.
- Neregelia princeps (pictured right)
This species is often confused with N.carolinae, very similar in appearance. The differance is in the color of the flower bracts, red instead of green.
- Neoregegelia carolinae
Lots of hybrids from this species, N. carolinae 'tricolor' with its green margined leaves is one to look for.
- Neoregelia marmmorata
Green leaves speckled with red to crimson, usually a pink to crinmson mark near the folaige ends.
- Neoregelia ampullacae
Small growing species with green foliage banded with red. Again many cultivars with different color forms.