Neoregelia Carolinae 'Bicolor'
Neoregelia carolinae, commonly called blushing bromeliad, is an epiphetic evergreen perennial that is native to tropical rain forests in southeastern Brazil. Narrow, leathery, shiny, spine-tipped, lance-shaped leaves (to 12" long and 1.5" wide) appear in funnel-shaped rosettes. Outer leaves are green except for red blushing near the base of the inner leaves. Inflorescences are violet to lavender and appear in the socket center of the leaf rosette.