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Mini Bromeliad (Neoregalia) Care Sheet for Terrariums

Introduction: Mini bromeliads are unique and colorful plants that can thrive in a terrarium environment. With their vibrant foliage and compact size, they make excellent additions to indoor gardens. To ensure the health and well-being of your mini bromeliads, follow these care guidelines:

1. Terrarium Setup:

  • The best option is to plant them as a epiphyte atached to decor.
  • Use a well-ventilated terrarium with a lid to maintain humidity. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.
  • If you want to plant them, Choose a substrate mix with good aeration and drainage, such as a blend of orchid bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss.

2. Light:

  • Provide bright, indirect light. Mini bromeliads generally prefer filtered sunlight or dappled shade.
  • Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight for extended periods, as it may scorch their leaves.

3. Temperature and Humidity:

  • Maintain a temperature range of 60-80°F (15-27°C). Mini bromeliads are adaptable but generally thrive in warmer conditions.
  • Keep humidity levels between 50-70%. Misting can be beneficial, especially in drier environments.

4. Watering:

  • Water sparingly, allowing the top inch of the substrate to dry out between waterings.
  • Use room temperature, filtered water. Bromeliads are sensitive to minerals and chemicals found in tap water.
  • Water directly into the cup (central reservoir) formed by the leaves, keeping it filled but not overflowing.

5. Fertilization:

  • Feed your mini bromeliads with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Use a bromeliad or orchid fertilizer with a formulation like 1/2 strength recommended on the package.

6. Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Trim dead or decaying leaves using sterilized scissors or pruning shears to maintain the plant's appearance and health.
  • Remove spent flowers to encourage new growth.

7. Air Circulation:

  • Ensure good air circulation within the terrarium to prevent the growth of mold or mildew.
  • Open the terrarium lid periodically to refresh the air.

8. Monitoring for Pests:

  • Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

9. Repotting:

  • Repot mini bromeliads when they outgrow their current container or when the substrate breaks down. Use fresh substrate during repotting.


By following these care guidelines, you can create a thriving environment for your mini bromeliads in a terrarium setting. Remember that individual species may have specific care needs, so it's essential to research the particular type of mini bromeliad you have for more tailored care.

"Zepo" Mini Bromiliad - Neoregalia sp.

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