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Fireball Bromeliad

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  • Rare Plant With Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 6 inches
  • Pet Safe

The Fireball Bromeliad, or Neoregelia Fireball as it is botanically named, is a stunning low-growing houseplant that can develop deep red foliage when grown in the right conditions. Low maintenance and easy to care for, the Fireball Bromeliad is a great first houseplant. It can be grown in a coarse and low-nutrient soil or even as an epiphyte without soil.

Best Locations For Growing Fireball Bromeliad

The Fireball Bromeliad is often grown as a pot plant, but can also be displayed in a terrarium. Requiring high humidity, the Fireball Bromeliad tends to thrive in bathrooms or kitchens as long as it receives enough light. 

Fireball Bromeliad Sunlight Requirements

Bromeliads typically prefer lower levels of indirect light. However, the Fireball Bromeliad can cope with more light than most and actually requires higher light levels for the foliage to turn red. Placement near an east- or west-facing window is ideal. 

Fireball Bromeliad Care

Preferring high humidity levels and good ventilation, the Fireball Bromeliad will benefit from being grown on a tray of wet pebbles. This bromeliad grows best in a room at 60-72°F away from vents and cold drafts. Pruning is not usually necessary, although dead and dry leaves can either be gently pulled away or cut at the base with a pair of clean and sharp scissors. 

Watering Fireball Bromeliad

Use harvested rainwater or distilled water to water Fireball Bromeliad; it needs to slightly dry out between waterings to avoid root rot. When watering, direct water to the central cup of the plant to help funnel moisture down to the roots, where it is most needed. Watering can be reduced during the cooler months. 

Feeding Fireball Bromeliad

The Fireball Bromeliad can be fertilized monthly during the growing season, which runs from spring to autumn, using a house plant liquid feed at one-quarter strength.

Fireball Bromeliad Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 6 inches
Mature Spread: 6 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple, White
Flower Shade/Description: White, Blue, Lavender
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Red
Foliage Description: Maroon
Temperature: 60° - 72°F (16° - 22°C)
Humidity: Above Average to High (60% - 100%)
Common Name: Fireball Bromeliad
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Neoregelia 'Fireball'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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