Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Macro: Neoregelia

Neoregelia 'Olens x Diana' with water in the "vase."

It has been several months since I've gone from no Bromeliads except for Tillandsia "air plants," to several plants of various species, and I'm still enchanted. These beauties are far easier to care for than I ever imagined. The only problem I've had is a bit of lower leaf drying among some of the Neoregelia varieties, which has been improved by keeping the "vase" in the center of the rosette filled with water, and the occasional misting on non-watering days.

(As with all Monday Macro posts, click twice for a large full-size photograph.)

1 comment:

Julie said...

Are they not just the prettiest and easiest things to have??? I stuck a few varieties in the lower underbranches of my Hibiscus bushes (for some semi-shade), and they are just bare-root right there in the branches...but no problems....Amazing plants!!!