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Bromeliad variegata

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bromeliad variegata Variegated Bromeliad,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Epiphytic, Rosette

Bromeliads comprise of approx. 2700 species. These are low growing or upright, compact plants with leaves arranged in a circular pattern. Bromeliad variegata comes in a range of colours with banded, spotted, striped or marbling foliage that gives a lush, tropical feel to the landscape. Many of these species form a water holding cup out of central leaves in the center of the plant that collects water and decaying debris to satisfy the plant’s nutritional needs. Bromeliad's can be planted in the ground, in pots and epiphytic varieties can be attached to trees & logs in subtropical & tropical climates.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Bromeliaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Cream, Green, Grey, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White, Yellow, Variegated
Flower Colour: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate