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Tiger Bromeliad

Neoregelia carcharodon 'Skotak's Tiger'

  • Common Name: Tiger
  • Scientific Name: Common Name: Tiger
  • Scientific Name: Neoregelia carcharodon 'Skotak's Tiger'
  • Family Name: Bromeliaceae
  • Origin: Florida - Pine Key
  • Height: 16”
  • Width: 30”
  • Growth: slow
  • Zone: 10A - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun – Partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: not picky about soil, if it is well drained, or can go without soil because it is Epiphytic.
  • Soil Moisture: Mesic, water inside the rosette regularly but do not over water.
  • Drought Tolerance: moderate and humidity tolerant
  • Pests/Diseases: pest and disease resistant besides the occasional mealybug or scale.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Characteristics: Grown for its unusual foliage of green with bands of red shades when grown in the full sun, flowers are inconspicuous, under 1”, and bloom in late spring – summer.
  • Propagation: by dividing rhizomes, bulbs, offsets, or pups.
  • Wildlife: unknown
  • Facts: This plant has become a star since its introduction. A stunning, large-growing plant with heavy reddish-brown bars across light green leaves. Great for hybridizing. The plant has no official botanical status. It was brought into cultivation by Chester Skotak.
  • Designer Considerations: use as groundcover in a bed, as a low accent plant, border, plant around the base of a tall specimen, hang on a piece of wood or bark on your patio wall or as a container plant on a deck or patio.


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