The Blushing Bromeliad, or Neoregelia carolinae, is a fascinating plant that originated in the rainforests of Brazil. This alluring perennial is best known for its tendency to blush before blooming. The base of the leaves at center of this plant actually turn a striking, pinkish red color just before it flowers. Interestingly enough, the flowers are small and far less exciting than the show that occurs before their arrival.
In its natural habitat the Blushing Bromeliad is considered an epiphyte. This means that its small roots attach it onto trees or other plants in the rainforest. But this little plant is not harmful or parasitic, but rather lives in peace with its fellow plant brothers and sisters. Given its ornamental appeal the Blushing Bromeliad is now grown as an indoor plant throughout the world. Being a hardy plant, it is moderately easy to take care of. All it needs is some tender loving care to maintain the ideal environment and you will be sure to have a happy houseplant.