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Mini Bromeliad (Neoregalia) Care Sheet for Terrariums

Neoregalia 'Fireball' is a popular and compact bromeliad known for its striking red coloration. Here's a care sheet tailored for growing Mini Neoregalia 'Fireball' in a terrarium:

Terrarium Setup:

1. Substrate:

  • Use a well-draining bromeliad mix or orchid mix with a combination of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite.
  • Ensure good aeration to prevent waterlogged conditions.

2. Container:

  • Choose a small, shallow terrarium with adequate drainage.
  • Ensure good ventilation to prevent stagnant air.

3. Lighting:

  • Provide bright, indirect light.
  • Mini Neoregalia 'Fireball' can tolerate lower light levels than some other bromeliads but thrives in moderate to bright indirect light.

4. Temperature and Humidity:

  • Maintain a temperature range of 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C).
  • Keep humidity levels between 50% and 70%.


1. Water Quality:

  • Use filtered or rainwater to prevent mineral buildup in the substrate.

2. Watering Frequency:

  • Keep the central cup of the rosette filled with water.
  • Water the substrate when it begins to dry out, maintaining consistent moisture without overwatering.

3. Humidity:

  • Regularly mist the plant to maintain high humidity levels.


1. Fertilization:

  • Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to half strength.
  • Apply fertilizer to the central cup and the substrate during the growing season (spring and summer).

2. Frequency:

  • Feed the plant every 4-6 weeks during the growing season, reducing or stopping during the dormant period.


1. Pruning:

  • Trim away dead or damaged leaves as needed.
  • Remove offsets (pups) once they reach a reasonable size, and transplant them if desired.

2. Air Circulation:

  • Ensure good air circulation within the terrarium to prevent fungal issues.
  • Open the terrarium occasionally to allow fresh air in.

3. Pest Control:

  • Monitor for pests, such as mites or scale insects.
  • Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.


1. Timing:

  • Repot Mini Neoregalia 'Fireball' when it outgrows its container or when the substrate becomes compacted.
  • Typically, repot every 2-3 years.

2. Care during Repotting:

  • Be gentle with the roots to avoid damage.
  • Use fresh substrate in the new container.

By following these care guidelines, you can create an ideal environment for your Mini Neoregalia 'Fireball' in a terrarium, allowing it to thrive and maintain its vibrant red coloration.

"Fireball" Mini Bromiliad - Neoregalia sp.

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