Scientific Name - Neoregelia ‘Marble Throat’
Common Name - None
Place of Origin - Unknown
Status - Not Threatened
This is a great small neo that I received about a year ago, since then it has put out a pup and is now flowering. Around six inches tall, it’s a small cultivar of Neoregelia chlorosticta with white flowers and interesting white “marbling” towards the center of the plant. In more sun it should get some pink coloring as well, but this one is under a Florida Sugar Maple and gets mostly shade, with only light sun in the morning and later in the day. It has fragrant flowers in spring.
It made it through our last (mild) winter without any damage, so it’s relatively cold hardy. It’s also supposed to be very prolific, so I hope to have a large clump in no time.
I recently bought another small clump of these, which are going to planted in the Rock Garden, where they might get a little more sun and hopefully some pink coloring.