It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15°C.
Generalities Neoregelia carolinae
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Neoregelia carolinae Is medium in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a greenredwhite colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Neoregelia carolinae is a perennial herb plant.
Fertilization Neoregelia carolinae
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Neoregelia carolinae
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Neoregelia carolinae
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Neoregelia carolinae
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Neoregelia carolinae
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.