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Vriesea

Vriesea Flower

Vrieseas are a tropical bromeliad from Central and South America. They are very popular as both outdoor and indoor plants although they do require a little warmth to grow well.

In cooler areas care for Vrieseas by growing them in a hot house or indoors. They and are a popular genus with landscapers, home owners and collectors alike.

Excellent on a protected balcony or patio if they can be overwintered indoors. Although said by many to be epiphytic, this is not strictly true. Many varieties are also terrestrial as well, however the soil that the grow in provides similar conditions to those that are epiphytic.

Also put forward as being grown for the flowers, again, not really true as many varieties have outstanding foliage as well as flowers.

 

Vriesea rouge - The Red Vriesea

Varieties include:

  • Vriesea splendens or 'Flaming Sword' is a very popular species.
  • Vriesea carinata or 'lobster claw' is also popular.
  • The large growing Vriesea imperialis is a real show stopper.
  • Vriesea hyroglyphica or 'King of the Bromeliads'
  • Vriesea gigantica is from eastern Brazil and is both Terrestrial and Epiphtyic