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Scientific Name: Vriesea spp.
Pronunciation: VREE-zee-uh
Common Name: bromeliad, flaming sword
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, long, broad, flat, smooth, light green to purplish red, may have variegation or banding; spikes are often tall, broad (flattened), and colored with shades of brilliant red, yellow, and orange.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Epiphytic, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Species shown include V. splendens. Compare to Guzmania.
bromeliad, flaming sword
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Red
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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