Vriesea genus (Flaming sword). These are evergreen rosette-forming, epiphytic perennials which are grown for their flowers and overall appearance.
Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous or Epiphytics
Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.
They are frost tender, min 15C, and will need semi-shade and a rooting medium of equal parts, with humus-rich soil and either sphagnum moss or bark chips used for orchid culture. Use soft water moderately when in growth and sparingly at other times from mid-spring to mid-autumn, keeping rosette centres filled with water.
Propagation is by offsets or seeds in the spring.
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