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Flaming Sword

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The Vriesea Orange, commonly called the Flaming Sword is a species of Bromeliad with eye-catching, sword-shaped, brightly coloured flower that sits atop its long, arching, glossy-green foliage. Easy to look after the Flaming Sword plant is a great option if you're looking to add a splash of tropical colour to your home or office. As a long-lasting flowering indoor plant, the Vriesea Orange is a great gift alternative to cut flowers.

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Plant Happiness

To see me at my best

Put me in a spot with bright, indirect light and fill my central well with filtered water and regularly change the water.

Plant Care Tips

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Water me by filling up my central well two-thirds full with filtered water.

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I like bright indirect light and I can also tolerate light shade.

White misting

I love humidity either keep me in a bathroom or kitchen or mist me regularly.

About Flaming Sword

History

Vriesea are colourful flowering plants native to tropical rainforests in South America. There are thought to be as many as 150 distinct species. Vriesea were discovered by Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries.

Cultivation

In the wild, Vriesea are found growing as epiphytes in tropical jungles in South America. As epiphytes they live on trees and extract nutrients and water from the air around them through their centrall well and their leaves.

Care

Vriesea are relatively easy to look after. They thrive in bright, indirect light, and like humid environments so would benefit from being kept in a bathroom or kitchen. Always keep the central well two-thirds full ideally with filtered water and ensure to change regularly to avoid root rot.

Did you know?

The bright coloured part of the plant is not actually a flower but modified leaves.

Toxicity

This plant is non-toxic so although not advised should pose no harm if accidentally chewed or eaten by your furry friends.

Also Known As

Flaming Sword; Bromeliad

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