Plant Care Grove Cotton Candy

Grove Cotton Candy

Also known as

Cotton Candy Bromeliad and Neoregelia 'Lila'

Taxonomy

Neoregelia 'Cotton Candy'
Neoregelia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Grove Cotton Candy

💦 Water

How often to water your Grove Cotton Candy

Water needs for Grove Cotton Candy
0.5 cups
every 12

Grove Cotton Candy 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 Grove Cotton Candy

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Grove Cotton Candy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Grove Cotton Candy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Grove Cotton Candy 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Grove Cotton Candy in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Grove Cotton Candy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Grove Cotton Candy: 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 Grove Cotton Candy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Grove Cotton Candy thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Grove Cotton Candy Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Grove Cotton Candy may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Grove Cotton Candy Light Requirements →

Grove Cotton Candy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Grove Cotton Candy prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

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🪴 Soil

Grove Cotton Candy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Grove Cotton Candy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Grove Cotton Candy →


💩 Fertilizer

Grove Cotton Candy should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Grove Cotton Candy is native to South American Rainforests.


🌱 Propagation

Grove Cotton Candy can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Grove Cotton Candy

Grove Cotton Candy

Grove Cotton Candy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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