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Neoregelia: remains compact? best potting soil composition?

Posted by neoregelia (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 10, 09 at 13:29

Hello

i will implanted 2-3 Neoregelia (from the same typ) in big plastic pots, to have after years a nice cluster.
But i will that she remains compact and small! i will not that she become large leaves latter.

What potting soil composition is the best for Neoregelia (ampullacea, punctatissima, wilsoniana.....)?

can anyone help me?
bye


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RE: Neoregelia: remains compact? best potting soil composition?

Any well draining soil should work.


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RE: Neoregelia: remains compact? best potting soil composition?

The most important thing is not to overfertilize them if you want them to remain small, and give them plenty of light so they don't stretch. Don't overpot them either, meaning no larger than a 6" pot for a grouping of three ampullacea or similar types.


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RE: Neoregelia: remains compact? best potting soil composition?

hi,

i would make 3 plants in a 8 inches (20cm) pot, with pine bark and maybe i mulching the top with spaghnum.

i have some pics from ampullacea and punctatissima and she look very great and compact. i think mother plants are a little bit stretched but the other looking compact.


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