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Franca Bromeliad

Neoregelia 'Franca'

A unique, colorful variety for warm climate gardens! Foliage adds bold texture to beds and borders. A stunning container accent for home or patio. The main clump often multiplies by producing new pups. This tropical epiphyte thrives with humidity, often going two weeks without supplemental water.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, in absence of regular rainfall.


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Botanical Pronunciationnee-oh-ree-jee-LEE-uh
Average Size at Maturity6-12" H x 12-18" W
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat, in absence of regular rainfall.

Easily grown in light, fast-draining soils. Foliage may have sharp spines. Cold tolerant for short periods; best with shelter under trees or near walls. Thrives in high humidity. To water, fill the cup-like reservoir at center of the plant. Feed lightly during growing season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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