How to grow Nidularium rutilans

Nidularium rutilans growing leaf plant bromeliads of the genus Nidularium also known as Little nest Bromeliad, Nidularium rutilans perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green leaf linear and sharp in the edge, leaves grow in rosette structure.

Nidularium rutilans flower

Flower color purple, pink or red, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant.

Bracts color purple, pink or red in shape of leaves that grow in the middle.

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How to grow Nidularium rutilans growing and care:

Well-drained soil, high humidity, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes to get the same cultivars

Difficulties or problems when growing:
In hot summer the leaves bleaching

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple, pink or red, the flowers grow in the inner part of the plant, the bracts color same as the flowers and shape of leaves that grow in the middle.

Scientific name:

Nidularium rutilans

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