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Neoregelia Fireball ‘Donger’

Blushing bromeliad

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderBromelialesBromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes
FamilyBromeliaceaeBromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple
GenusNeoregeliaNamed for Eduard August von Regel, director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1815-1892)

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Neoregelias are bromeliads that are native to eastern Brazil. This variety is cultivated and is not found in nature.

Identification: Plants are 9-10″ (22-25 cm) tall, with thick, shiny, straplike leaves that emerge from a central point. The narrow leaves have a greenish center with white edges, all of which are tinged with a deep pink color.

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Neoregelia ‘Donger’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Neoregelia Fireball (blushing bromeliad)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Mary­land · ≈ 17 × 12″ (44 × 29 cm)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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