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.
Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
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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
Water me by filling up my central well two-thirds full with filtered water.
I like bright indirect light and I can also tolerate light shade.
I love humidity either keep me in a bathroom or kitchen or mist me regularly.
About Flaming Sword
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.
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.
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.
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
Based on 2 reviews
Really unique little plant with so much personality. I absolutely love watering the central well!