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Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’



KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderBromelialesBromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes
FamilyBromeliaceaeBromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple
GenusNeoregeliaNamed for Eduard August von Regel, director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1815-1892)
SpeciescarolinaeNamed for Caroline Morren, wife of Charles Jacques Édouard Morren, director of the Liège, Belgium botanical garden and bromeliad fancier extraordinaire

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Neoregelias are members of the bromeliad family, and are from eastern Brazil. This cultivated variety is not found in the wild.

Identification: Like most neoregelias, these are not known for their flowers, which are inconspicuous, but rather for their leaves. Leaves are long, narrow, and pointed, about 12" (30 cm) × 1-1½" (2.5-3.8 cm), green-edged, with cream/green stripes along their length. They emerge from the center of the plant. At flowering time, the centers of these plants become brilliant red. Plants are up to 18" (45 cm) high and about the same in diameter. They like wet, hot, sunlit conditions.

Online References:

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ on ZipcodeZoo.com

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ on Bromeliad Plant Care Information

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ on www.uky.edu

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ on www.monaconatureencyclopedia.com

Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Neoregelia carolinae (Bromeliad)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 21 cm)

Neoregelia carolinae (Bromeliad)

7/13/1991 · Hawaii Eclipse Trip, HI

Neoregelia carolinae (Bromeliad)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 31 × 21" (79 × 53 cm)

Range: Zones 10-11:

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