Bromeliad, Neoregelia Mcwiliamsii
Bromeliad Neoregelia Mcwiliamsii, Exotic and easy to care, colorful all year round
Bromeliad Plants is a family of monocot flowering plants, native mainly to the tropical Americas, with several species found in the American subtropics. Many bromeliads are able to store water in the center section of the plant, is a structure formed by their tightly overlapping leaves which act as a funnel allowing the water to drip into this section of the plant. the bromeliads family is very diverse, some epiphytes such as Tillandsia or Spanish moss gather the water only from their own leaf structures called trichomes, they can survive as air plants. If you’re looking for vibrant colors and easy care, look no further, the bromeliads family of plants will light up a room and create a truly tropical look.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 4-9 Patio / 10-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: Forms in tight clumps
Mature Width: 7-9 in each
Foliage Color: Light Green Foliage with red centers
Soil Conditions: Well Drain Soil
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR BROMELIAD NEOREGELIA
Before purchasing a Bromeliad Neoregelia, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
REPOTTING - Bromeliad Neoregelia can grow exceptionally well in pots for long periods of time, frequent repotting isn’t as necessary compared to other plants. Generally you should repot your plant when it has become excessively rootbound that its roots are overgrown, you may not need to repot your Plant for 1-2 years, do maintain a feeding schedule, the longer is kept in its existing pot the more nutrients are needed to maintain the plant happy and healthy.
LIGHT - Can grow well in Partial Shade, it can adapt to full sun.
WATER - Bromeliad Neoregelia are very drought tolerant, they retain water in the center reservoir, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water, you can also feel the top inch on soil to the touch, if drying out go ahead and water your Bromeliad, once every 7-10 days should be sufficient.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
PRUNING Bromeliad Neoregelia is not necessary, if left to grow naturally lower bottom leaves will gradually collapse and dry out, once they dry leaves can be pulled or remove if desired.
HOW TO PROPAGATE BROMELIADS - The easiest way to propagate Bromeliad plants is by way of separation of pups. Simply allow the new offsets to mature over 6 inches tall, cut off the stem close to the main trunk of the mother plant and place in soil, it will gradually root and provide you with a new free plant.
MAINTAINING Bromeliad Neoregelia is simple, they require little or no upkeep, they are disease and pests resistance which eliminates the need for spraying chemicals which can be very harsh to our environments.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Bromeliad Neoregelia is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
Warranty Policy - Backed by our 30 days Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.
We hope that you enjoy your new plants, Every plant we ship is GUARANTEE for a period of 30 DAYS from the day it is received. our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. We love our plants and we hope that you will as well, in the event your plant(s) do not arrive in healthy conditions we ask that you share images supporting the reason(s) and we will provide a replacement plant at no cost to you.