Neoregelia carolinae gets the name Blushing Bromeliad due to the way the leaves in the center of the plant turn bright red as the plant begins to bloom.
The flower itself is not showy, staying hidden deep inside the crown.
Foliage is green and white striped turning a bright pinkish-red near the center for several months. This is a sign that the plant is flowering.
The blooms are not visible, they are hidden deep within the crown. This Bromeliad variety is popular plant during the holiday season due to its colorful appearance when in bloom.
The colored vase lasts for a few months, followed by the parent plant fading as it makes way for three or more offsets.
The offsets are ready to be propagated when the parent plant dies back.
Full-sized Neoregelia carolinae grow to 25 in/62.5 cm wide and 12 in/30 cm tall. They are broad, flat-topped bromeliads.
The best environment is warm and humid – a sunroom or greenhouse that receives bright sunlight and is kept humid at all times.