Scientific Name: Vriesea spp. Form: Vase
Common Name:bromeliad, flaming sword Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:BromeliaceaeHabit: Upright, Epiphytic
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Spike, Red, Sep- Oct- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure:
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Indoor 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.