Neoregelia 'Heraclea'

Bromeliad 'Heraclea'

Neoregelia 'Heraclea'

Bromeliad 'Heraclea'

  • Tropical origin, South America
  • Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Colorful leaf patterns
  • Compact, rosette-forming growth habit
  • Stores water in leaf rosette
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Description

Neoregelia 'Heraclea' is an enchanting species of bromeliad that originated in the tropical rainforests of South America. Characterized by its broad, vividly coloured leaves that form an attractive rosette shape, it is a plant known for its hardiness and adaptability. Neoregelia 'Heraclea' thrives best in high humidity and indirect light, making it an ideal candidate for keeping in terrariums. Its ability to thrive in different environments, from epiphytic attachment to branches to traditional cultivation in soil, makes it extremely versatile. Important for optimal care is a location that provides bright, indirect light while protecting it from direct sunlight to preserve the vibrant colors of the leaves and avoid burns.

Neoregelia 'Heraclea' proves to be particularly valuable in terrarium design, as it not only impresses with its striking appearance, but also offers practical advantages. Its compact size means it can also be accommodated in smaller terrariums, where it makes a spectacular eye-catcher with its bright leaf colors and patterns. Of particular note is the inflorescence of Neoregelia 'Heraclea' which, although the flowers themselves are small and inconspicuous, the intense colors of the surrounding leaves in the center of the plant provide a fascinating spectacle during the flowering period. The ability to store water in its central rosette not only contributes to the plant's self-sufficiency, but also supports the microclimate in the terrarium by contributing to the humidity. With these characteristics and its easy propagation by side shoots, Neoregelia 'Heraclea' is an ideal choice.

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Neoregelia 'Heraclea'
Cultivation options Epiphytic, in substrate or hung
Growth height Leaves up to 30 cm, rosette formation
Temperature 18 - 27 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity 60 - 80%
Lighting needs Bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight
Watering Regularly, refresh water in the rosette centre, avoid waterlogging
Fertilisation Every 4 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during the growth phase
Propagation Side shoots (pups), growing at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for Small to medium-sized tropical terrariums
Cultivation options
Epiphytic, in substrate or hung
Growth height
Leaves up to 30 cm, rosette formation
Temperature
18 - 27 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity
60 - 80%
Lighting needs
Bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight
Watering
Regularly, refresh water in the rosette centre, avoid waterlogging
Fertilisation
Every 4 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during the growth phase
Propagation
Side shoots (pups), growing at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized tropical terrariums

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