Plant Care Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Taxonomy

Neoregelia 'Fireball'
Neoregelia
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Neoregelia 'Fireball'

💦 Water

How often to water your Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Water needs for Neoregelia 'Fireball'
0.5 cups
every 12

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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 Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Neoregelia 'Fireball' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Neoregelia 'Fireball': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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 Neoregelia 'Fireball' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Neoregelia 'Fireball': 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 Neoregelia 'Fireball' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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.

Neoregelia 'Fireball' Water Frequency →

Neoregelia 'Fireball' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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 🏡.

Neoregelia 'Fireball' Light Requirements →

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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.

Neoregelia 'Fireball' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Neoregelia 'Fireball' →


💩 Fertilizer

Neoregelia 'Fireball' 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Neoregelia 'Fireball' →


🌎 Native Region

Neoregelia 'Fireball' is native to South American Rainforests.


🧐 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 Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Neoregelia 'Fireball'

Neoregelia 'Fireball'


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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