Saturday, December 11, 2010

Neoregelia 'Orange Crush'

Neoregelia 'Orange Crush' is one of the types that develop good foliage color even when not in bloom.  The young offsets have green and white variegation but as soon as the leaves start to spread, they develop a red-orange blush on the leaves.  When ready to bloom, the center of the plant becomes solid red.  Coloration will be best in bright light, with protection from intense sun.  Mine get early morning sun, and then dappled shade from mid-day on.
Plants get about 12 inches across and eight inches tall.  Like many Neos, they will tolerate a light freeze but need to be protected from frost forming on the leaves.
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7 comments:

Ali said...

Lovely leaves, I love bromeliads, they are quietly spectacular. Very pretty.

FlowerLady said...

Wow, those are really spectacular.

FlowerLady

antigonum cajan said...

Greetings.

I have noticed a great love for bromeliads in your neck of the woods:
Floridagirl and Steve Asbell, down here, not such luck.

lotusleaf said...

That is a lovely bromeliad. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I am totally fascinated with your blog...so much to see here, and even though some of these plants aren't available here even as houseplants, they're a feast for the eyes.

Charlotte said...

Wonderful pictures ... certainly missing the bromeliads now I'm home in the snow!

SiestaSister said...

I have these, but did not know the name. Thanks for providing it.

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