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The flaming sword plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Vriesea

 

The flaming sword plant

Vriesea is a genus of bromeliads that has many species, and varieties. Many vrieseas have long-lasting, showy flowers, and those that don't often have interesting foliage. (Few have both). The flower-spikes emerge from a rosette of thick, sword-shaped leaves

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plant Features
  • The flaming sword plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • The flaming sword plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • The flaming sword plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • The flaming sword plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

The flaming sword plant

Latin name

Vriesea

type

Flowering plant

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    The flaming sword plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    The flaming sword plant is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    The flaming sword plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    The flaming sword plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown The flaming sword plant is 0.80meters x 1.00meters 0.80 M 1.00 M

Vriesea

Vriesea is a genus of bromeliads that has many species, and varieties. Many vrieseas have long-lasting, showy flowers, and those that don't often have interesting foliage. (Few have both). The flower-spikes emerge from a rosette of thick, sword-shaped leaves


Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Like other bromeliads, Vrieseas produce only one flower during its life cycle. Once the plant is finished flowering it will produce offspring called pups. These pups are exact replicas of the mother plant and can be removed and repotted once they reach half the size of the original plant. Because pups are usually top heavy it may be necessary to stake the plant until mature roots have formed to anchor the plant in the potting medium.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Vrieseas are very adaptable to a wide range of light. They will thrive in shaded areas as well as areas with bright indirect sunlight. Vrieseas are more tolerant of dense shade than other common bromeliads. The more sunlight a Vriesea receives, the more humidity it will need to avoid scorching the leaves. Vriesea foliage will also become more brilliant in color when exposed to more light. Moderate temperatures are preferred by Vrieseas, but they can withstand a range of low and high temperatures from just above freezing to 90F for a short period of time. They will not, however, survive a hard freeze. If you live in an area that is subject to freezing temperatures, do not plant your Vriesea outside. Consider using a container and moving it to a sheltered area once the weather becomes too harsh.

 
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