Neoregelia 'Cassiopea'

Bromeliad 'Cassiopea'

Neoregelia 'Cassiopea'

Bromeliad 'Cassiopea'

  • Medium sized funnel bromeliad
  • Green leaves fading into indigo
  • Tongue-shaped lanceolate leaves
  • Small flowers deep in the funnel
  • Suitable for rainforest terrariums
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Description

Neoregelia 'Cassiopea' is a stemless funnel bromeliad that propagates by stolons. The cultivar 'Cassiopea' can produce green leaves that fade into indigo.

Neoregelia species are mostly epiphytes, native to humid, tropical regions of South America. The tongue-shaped, succulent linear-lanceolate leaves of N. 'Cassiopea' are evergreen and grow to about 1,5 cm width and 15 - 20 cm length. This attractive bromeliad forms rosettes. These form a funnel which collects water. This funnel water should be replenished at regular intervals outside the flowering period (June - August), but should be changed every 3 to 4 weeks so that it does not become foul. N. 'Cassiopea' bears tubular flowers deeply sunken into the rosette.

Unlike many other bromeliads, the mother rosette does not die immediately after flower and pup formation. Without any intervention, the pups and mother thus grow together to form a pretty and voluminous clump.
But the pups can also be carefully removed and separated when they are about a third of the size of the mother plant.

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Neoregelia 'Cassiopea'
Cultivation options Terrestrial, epiphytic (tying up)
Growth height approx. 30 - 40 cm
Temperature approx. 20 - 28 °C
Humidity At least 60 % with sufficient circulation
Light requirement Moderate light, partial shade
Watering Soft, low-lime water. Moderate, once a week by spraying or dipping; also add water to the funnel; avoid waterlogging in the root zone.
Fertilising Occasionally during growth give small amounts of low nitrogen liquid fertilizer
Propagation Formation of pups after flowering
Suitable for Rainforest terrariums, temperate terrariums with short dry periods
Other Short inflorescence (2,5 cm), depressed in funnel
Cultivation options
Substrate, epiphytic
Growth height
approx. 30 - 40 cm
Temperature
approx. 20 - 28 °C
Humidity
Minimum 60 %
Light requirement
Moderate light, partial shade
Watering
Soft, low-lime water. Moderate, once a week by spraying or dipping; also add water to the funnel; avoid waterlogging in the root zone.
Fertilising
Occasionally during growth give small amounts of low nitrogen liquid fertilizer
Propagation
Formation of pups after flowering
Suitable for
Rainforest terrariums, temperate terrariums with short dry periods
Other
Short inflorescence (2,5 cm), depressed in funnel

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