Flaming Sword (Vriesea Splendens)

Flaming Sword (Vriesea Splendens)

$28.00 inc. GST

Pot Size: Approx. 14cm(Ø) x 11cm(H)

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Overall Height approximately 60cm

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Flaming Sword (Vriesea Splendens)

  • Vriesea is one of the forty genera of bromeliads.
  • Within the Vriesea genus, there are hundreds of different species and many more varieties and cultivars.
  • Vrieseas are native to Central and South America but are grown as indoor plants throughout the world.
  • The Vriesea genus includes many small to medium varieties but also incorporates some of the largest growing bromeliads.
  • Vrieseas are very popular for their spectacular and long-lasting flower spikes.
  • The Vrieseas that do not produce showy flower spikes usually has interesting foliage.
  • It is rare that a Vriesea would have both unique foliage and a distinct flower spike.
  • Perfect for this festive season!
SOIL
  • Vrieseas need to have excellent drainage because their roots don’t like to stay constantly wet.
  • For this reason, orchid bark (small, medium or large) or cymbidium mix works just fine.
  • Use a mixture of 1/2 orchid bark & 1/2 coco coir, which is an environmentally wiser alternative to peat moss.
FERTILIZER
  • Vriesias get their nutrition from matter falling on them from plants growing above.
  • It’s best to spray the fertilizer onto the foliage & a bit into the cup.
  • Just to be sure to avoid filling the cup with the fertilizer (they contain salts) because it’ll cause burn.
LIGHT
  • It does best in bright, natural light.
  • Just be sure to keep it out of any direct, hot sun as it’ll burn.
WATER
  • The Flaming Sword has a cup, tank, vase or urn (whatever you prefer to call it!) in the center of the plant which catches & stores water.
  • It also gets moisture through the foliage.
  • The roots are primarily a method to anchor these epiphytes onto other plants.
  • You want to keep the cup about 1/4 of the way full of water.
  • Just know that bromeliads don’t tolerate overwatering & will rot out if you keep them constantly wet.

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