How to grow Vriesea fosteriana

Vriesea fosteriana growing epiphytes leaf plant of the genus Vriesea also known as Flaming sword plant, Vriesea fosteriana perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropics climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green with white, green with red and white, dark green with light green or purple with green and white, the color can appear as horizontal stripes, spots or dots, the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the edge.

Vriesea fosteriana flower

Flower color can be: green or yellow, the flowers grow inside the bracts.

Bracts color red and the bracts that look like the flowers.

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How to grow Vriesea fosteriana growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil or better on tree or woody part, frost free, better more than 15C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want to choose the color

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year in tropic and house plant, in other climate spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year tropic or houseplant (in cooler temperature in autumn and spring)

General information about the flower
Green or yellow small flowers that grow inside bracts, bracts color red and the bracts that look like the flowers.

Scientific name: Vriesea fosteriana

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