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Water:

The Neo’s have very defined cups or urns. They collect & absorb water in their cups & also through their foliage. Their roots are primarily for anchoring them onto other plants or whatever they’re growing on. Keep the cup about 1/4 full. If full, especially in colder months, the center tends to rot out. *Keep even less water in the tank if you have low light &/or cool temps.

 

Soaking Frequency: Every 3 to 4 weeks. Make sure the moss ball is completely dry before watering.

Place the kokedama in a bowl, plant side up. Add water at room temperature until the kokedama is about to float. Wait about 5 minutes until the kokedama absorbs most of the water in the bowl. Add more water to the bowl, this time a little bit more, and wait until the kokedama looks wet all the way to the neck. Add more water to the bowl as necessary. This process will take about 15 to 30 minutes. Take the kokedama out of the bowl and let it drip the excess water for about a minute before putting back on display.

Light:

Bright, natural light is best. Neoregelias need this light to bring out the variegation in their foliage. Those with less color need less light, whereas other varieties with flamboyant foliage need more light. These can handle a Southern exposure. Either way, be sure to keep them out of the hot direct sun because they’ll burn.

Feeding/Fertilizing:

Neoregelias get their nutrients from matter which falls on them from plants growing above. For this reason, it’s best to spray the fertilizer onto the foliage. You can use an all-purpose Orchid food (Orchids are epiphytes just like bromeliads) diluted to 1/2 strength or use a fertilizer formulated for air plants. The best time to feed is in the Spring or Summer. Fertilizing once or twice a year is enough.

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