Vase Plant (Neoregelia Lilliputiana) is one of the attractive miniature species of Neoregelia that grows up to 3 inches tall. It has green leaves mottled with reddish-brown, growing on 1-2 inch stolons. It produces small blue flowers that appear from the central vase. Neoregelia can be used for planting trees and walls.
Species: N. lilliputiana
Scientific Name: Neoregelia lilliputiana
Common Name: Vase Plant, Mini Neo’s.
How to grow and maintain Vase Plant (Neoregelia Lilliputiana):
For the most part sun to almost total shade. Plants develop the best foliage color in bright light but do not appreciate the direct full sun.
Neoregelia Lilliputiana will grow in almost any well-drained soil or epiphyte mix that is moist and organic in nature.
Normal to just above average temperatures of 65 – 80ºF are best suited. Avoid lower than 55ºF (13ºC).
Fill the inside vase with water, utilizing distilled or rain-sourced water, and change it every four to six weeks. The soil needs to be kept slightly moist but not soaked.
Little fertilizer is required although some growers do use a diluted liquid seaweed fertilizer every 6 months, usually spring and autumn. Over-fertilization will cause excess leaf growth and a lack of color.
Basically just removal of dead leaves to keep it tidy.
Vase Plant is easily propagated from the offset suckers that develop around the mother plant.
Pests and Diseases:
Watch for pest scale insects and mealybugs. Vase Plant is also vulnerable to bacterial soft rot and leaf spot and fungal leaf spots.