Bromelia CoronaPineapple Corona
This is the king of the Begonias - the literal translation of Begonia Rex. Even so, this plant, which is blessed with spellbinding leaf patterns, goes through life as the Painted-leaf Begonia. This atmosphere-inducing plant has many good facets. Depending on the angle of illumination, the plant looks silvery, rose, or green. The best news is that this royal plant is easy to propagate.
The Pineapple Corona doesn't need much water. Bear in mind that the soil must always be slightly moist to make the plant feel at home. The Bromeliad stores water in its striking flower. So, don't forget to pour some water into the centre of the flower every so often.
The Bromeliad loves a bright spot, but not direct sunlight. So choose a spot where the sun cannot cause damage to the leaves and flower.
Repotting the Bromeliad is not necessary. The plant flowers only once. But the flowering period will last three to six months, so that you'll be able to fully enjoy this colourful housemate. You can immediately repot the Pineapple Corona directly after purchase.Although repotting is not necessary, you can immediately start making cuttings from the bromeliad. After flowering, shoots will emerge from the base of the bromeliad. Let the shoots first grow until they are about half as tall as the mother plant. Then you can carefully detach them, root and all, and move them to a flower pot with nutrient-rich potting soil.