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Painted fingernail plant

Neorgegelia specatbilis
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Neorgegelia specatbilis
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The species of this bromeliad is endemic to Brazil and this cultivar, Orange Spice, is grown for the interesting foliage with colorful pink tips. Hardy only to Zone 9 (Southern Florida and the cost of California) this plant is mostly grown as an interior plant.