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Vriesea

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Description

This low maintenance epiphyte has showy leaves and knock-out blooms.  It is widely used commercially in indoor spaces like offices and shopping malls. Desired in interiors for the colorful, long-lasting inflorescence ; the entire, banded leaves, along with the flattened, 2-ranked inflorescence help to differentiate this genus from Aechmea, Guzmania, and Neoregelia; an epiphyte, this plant requires nearly no water at its base, but its central vase must be kept full and the water replaced periodically.

Quick ID

  • Leaves are entire and banded
  • Inflorescence is scapose, flattened and 2-ranked
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#showy leaves#interiorscape#low maintenance#winter interest#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#showy leaves#interiorscape#low maintenance#winter interest#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Vriesea
    Family:
    Bromeliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to Tropical America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Inflorescence is an erect, bracteate flower scape, terminal, to 100 cm tall, with flowers in 2 rows between bracts. Flowers are red, yellow, or orange, small; bracts bright red, yellow, green, usually 2-ranked.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are in basal rosette, forming funnel-like central 'vase', simple, strap-shaped, entire, usually banded surfaces.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants