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Hannibal Lecter Bromeliad Rare (Neoregelia) Live Plant in 8 in. Growers Pot

  • Super easy to care for (refer to Use & Care Manual on this page)
  • Indoors all-year; Outdoors thrives - bring inside when below 50°
  • Rare & exotic tropical plant popular w/ collectors & gardeners
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Product Overview

The Hannibal Lecter Bromeliad (Neoregelia) is a rare, yet most popular plant. Both indoor and outdoor gardeners and collectors love this bromeliad's vibrant olive green and reddish bold maroon tiger striped leaves, resembling the beauty and color palate of the Florida everglades. The wide leaves also have sharp serrated edges, which is why it's named after Hannibal Lecter (from Silence of the Lambs fame). This is a must have for any collector. These unique and exotic tropical beauties are super easy to grow and care for and don't even require fertilizer. They are as much at home in the northern climates as they are in the tropics. Just give them an outdoor location with filtered sun to partial shade, or an indoor space with bright indirect sun and they are happy plants that will last a long, long time. In fact, as they age, they will often produce pups (babies) around the base of the plant that will begin to grow into new adult plants. If you plant your Hannibal Lecter Bromeliad outdoors, you can transplant it into the ground, or dig a hole and plant the entire pot and plant directly into the ground - just be sure it has excellent drainage. If you live in the north, bring them inside as the temperature dips below 50° and enjoy your bromeliads-year-round.
  • Indoors - excellent all-year round throughout the US, outdoors - thrive outside, but bring inside when temperature goes below 50°
  • Super easy to care for (refer to use and care manual on this page)
  • Exotic and unique tropical plant - somewhat rare and hard-to-find
  • Natural air-purifying plant - bromeliads are among the top 5 houseplants to improve indoor air quality, a university study found that a single bromeliad houseplant can remove at least 80% of 6 different air pollutants inside a 20 Gal. container in just 12-hours
  • Popular among plant collectors and gardeners from Seattle to Boston - LA to Miami
  • Happiness in a Pot™ for home, office, garden or gift
  • Non-toxic to pets and people
  • Prefers filtered sun to partial shade
  • Fertilizer is not required for bromeliads
  • Needs enough water to keep the soil moist, but not soggy
  • Shipping height (including pot): 16 in. - 18 in.
  • Mature plant height: 10 in. - 14 in. (with pot 16 in. - 20 in.)
  • Mature plant width: 14 in. - 20 in.
  • Shipping when outdoor temperatures are below 35° is not advised - heat-packs will be used as needed, but this does not guarantee that your plant won't freeze during transport
  • Plant Gifts: The Hannibal Lecter Bromeliad (Neoregelia), makes an excellent gift - beautiful and so easy to care for
  • Visit TropicalPlants.com for more helpful information and plant advice
  • Care: Refer to the Use and Care Manual on this page

Info & Guides

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Mature Height (in.)
18 in.
Mature Width (in.)
16 in.
Mature Width (in.)


Additional Characteristics
Air Purifying,Cat Safe,Disease Resistant,Dog Safe,Drought Tolerant,Low Maintenance,Prepotted,Tropical
Average Shipping Height (in.)
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Bromeliad Neoregelia
Common Name
Granular (Yes/No)
Light Requirements
Medium Light
Mature Size
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
Water Requirements
When soil is dry

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One of these dies within 2 weeks - the other...
One of these dies within 2 weeks - the other survived - same care, same light, same water.
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