Plant Care Blushing Bromeliad

Blushing Bromeliad

3.9 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Blushing Bromeliad has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Blushing Bromeliad has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Blushing Bromeliad

The Blushing Bromeliad is a tropical bromeliad, and gets its name from the rosy color that develops before it blooms. The pink blooms in the center of the plant are actually 'bracts' and the plant only produces tiny 'true' flowers just before it dies. In the wild, they collect rainwater in the center of their bracts so next time you water, try to mimic nature and leave a small pool for them to drink! 💧


Neoregelia carolinae

How to care for Blushing Bromeliad


How often to water your Blushing Bromeliad

Water needs for Blushing Bromeliad
0.5 cups
every 12

Blushing Bromeliad needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blushing Bromeliad

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Blushing Bromeliad in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blushing Bromeliad: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blushing Bromeliad may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Blushing Bromeliad

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blushing Bromeliad: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blushing Bromeliad after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Blushing Bromeliad is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
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Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Blushing Bromeliad

Blushing Bromeliad

Blushing Bromeliad

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Blushing Bromeliad has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Blushing Bromeliad has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Blushing Bromeliad has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Blushing Bromeliad has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Blushing Bromeliad has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Blushing Bromeliad has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
@ProudChayote avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Atlanta, GA

You can propagate the “pups” that sprout after the plant has fully matured and then grow these to full size plants themselves.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@Zuzuosiis avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe Columbus, OH

It’s beautiful

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@ellie.caldecott avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Calne, England

I do not know what I am doing wrong with this plant but it just keeps browning. I’ve tried moving it, watering it more, watering it less. Nothing works.

Browns easily Browns easily
@Patriotsfan avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 90 XP

Give it water the leaves turn brown. Cut back on water the leaves are still brown. Give minimal water they’re still brown. Changed soil. Bought Neem spray (smells horrible) but it seems to help some with the pest. Leaves still brown. The blooming process takes forever, or chances are I don’t know what I’m doing...but I try.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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