The Vriesea is native to Central and South America where it grows in many colours and shapes. The Vriesea is a Bromeliad with branching flowers and compact green leaves. Vrieseas can produce various striking features such as long spiked flares, flat spoon-like and broad feathered structures that grow from a leaf rozette. These are mostly brightly coloured in yellow, orange and red. Vrieseas are also available in dual colours.
Pot sizes: 9cm – 12cm
Varieties:We cultivate approximately 30 Vriesea varieties
All varieties can bee seen here in one overview.
From light to very bright; never in direct sunlight.
1x per week
Place Vrieseas in a well-lit spot in the house, but not in direct sunlight. This plant is watered in the central calyx, which is the heart of the plant from which the flower grows. From this central cup, the plant will feed itself. When water is no longer visible in the central base of the leaves the plant should be watered again. Their tropical roots make Vrieseas excellent survivors and therefore, they require little maintenance. Vrieseas provide an average of 3-6 months of flowering pleasure!
Out in the wild, Bromeliads feed on rainwater, fallen leaves and bird droppings. The plant captures all of these substances in its central base where a reservoir full of nutrients develops. Not only the Bromeliad feeds on this but animals also use this water reservoir. Birds, monkeys, frogs, but also insects like to come and take sips from it. This plant is especially indispensable for poison frogs; they use the water in the tubular base of the plant to deposit their eggs and thus, to reproduce.
Because Vrieseas are available in many different varieties, you can create endless combinations. Use Vrieseas amongst green plants as a tropical eye-catcher. Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our value-added catalogue.