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Nidularium fulgens

Blushing bromeliad

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite with purple red
  • Leaf ColourBright pale green

Description

Nidularium fulgens (Blushing bromeliad). This genus consists of a dense rosettes of strap-shaped, saw- toothed, glossy, yellow-green foliage with dark green spots. A rosette of scarlet bracts surrounds the white and violet flowers, which appear mainly in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

S. Brazil

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilRich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They grow well in moist, rich soil they prefer warm temperatures in partial-shade. You need to grow them in a position of bright light for good foliage and colour. You can propagate from offsets or seeds.

Propagation

You can propagate by offsets in the spring or summer or by seed in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to scale insects.

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