Neoregelia tigrina

Tiger-stripe bromeliad

Neoregelia tigrina

Tiger-stripe bromeliad

  • Small funnel bromeliad from Brazil
  • Light green leaves with tiger stripes
  • Compact ornamental bromeliad
  • Very attractive
  • Suitable for rainforest terrariums
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Description

Neoregelia tigrina is a stemless funnel bromeliad that is native to tropical South America, especially Brazil (Espírito Santo). The linear-lanceolate leaves are light green and patterned with attractive horizontal stripes that remind of the stripes of a tiger. They grow to about 1,5 cm width and about 10 - 15 cm length. This impressive bromeliad forms a rosette, which in turn forms a funnel. The funnel collects water and enables the bromeliads in their natural habitats to survive even longer dry periods. 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 putrid. N. tigrina bears white flowers that are sunken into the rosette when in flower

Unlike many other bromeliads, the mother rosette does not die immediately after flower and pup formation. Without influence, the pups and mother thus grow together to form a pretty and voluminous cluster. However, 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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This compact bromeliad does not grow taller than 15 - 20 cm and therefore fits perfectly into smaller and medium-sized terrariums.

Profile

Neoregelia tigrina
Cultivation options Terrestrial, epiphytic (tying up)
Growth height approx. 15 - 20 cm
Temperature approx. 15 - 34 °C
Humidity At least 60 % with sufficient circulation
Light requirement Bright to sunny
Watering Soft, low-lime water. Moderate, once a week by spraying or dipping; also add water to the funnel
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 sunken in funnel, white sapels
Cultivation options
Terrestrial, epiphytic (tying up)
Growth height
approx. 15 - 20 cm
Temperature
approx. 15 - 34 °C
Humidity
Minimum 60 %
Light requirement
Bright to sunny
Watering
Soft, low-lime water. Moderate, once a week by spraying or dipping; also add water to the funnel
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 sunken in funnel, white sapels

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General information

Item no.
192.0041.01
EAN
Weight 0,08 kg
Shipping weight 0,80 kg

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