Energy Bromeliad

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  • Rare Flowering Houseplant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 13 -14 inches
  • Pet Safe

The sword-shaped foliage of the Energy Bromeliad grows in a rosette formation around a central cup. In nature, this tropical plant is epiphytic and latches onto trees, using the central cup to collect rainwater so it can survive. The leafy-good looks of the Energy Bromeliad make this pet-safe beauty a good choice for a space needing warmth and texture, but this plant also blooms for a dramatic and colorful statement. Flowers can last for months, providing lasting color.

Best Locations For Growing Energy Bromeliad

Bromeliad plants are adaptable, but they prefer increased humidity. The plant absorbs extra moisture in the air to help sustain itself and keep its foliage lush. This plant will thrive in a naturally damp area, but you can still enjoy this lovely plant in dry climates by using a humidifier or a pebble tray with water.

Energy Bromeliad Sunlight Requirements

Place the Energy Bromeliad plant in a spot that receives medium to low indirect light. Bromeliads receive filtered light in nature, so you want to replicate this at home. Feature the Energy Bromeliad in an area that does not receive direct sunlight, as this can damage the leaves.

Energy Bromeliad Care

Bromeliad plants are generally easy to grow and don’t require much care. The flower spike will continue to thrive for several months, and as soon as it shows signs of decline, it can be trimmed away as close to the base of the stem as possible. Bromeliads typically have offsets or new plants after blooming. Wait to separate the new plants or pups until they are at least a couple of inches tall.

Watering Energy Bromeliad

Water Energy Bromeliad plants by filling the cup at the center of the leaves halfway. Wait until the top couple of inches of soil are dry before watering. Avoid filling the cup to the top, as this may promote rot. Do not water the soil around the plant; only water using the cup. Allow the cup to dry out between watering and rinse the cup occasionally to remove dust and mineral buildup.

Feeding Energy Bromeliad

Feed the Energy Bromeliad during the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing. It isn’t necessary to feed plants that are not actively growing. Use a water-soluble fertilizer every couple of weeks to support new growth.

Energy Bromeliad Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 13 -14 inches
Mature Spread: 13-18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Red, Yellow, and Orange
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Red
Foliage Description: Light Green to Purplish Red
Temperature: Above 65 °F (Above 18 )
Humidity: High
Common Name: Energy Bromeliad
Other Name(s): Vriesea Energy, Cape Honeysuckle
Scientific Name: Vriesea 'Energy'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Energy Bromeliad Show Reviews

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    hoping to see a new growth soon

    Posted by Darla Jackson on Dec 15, 2022

    I was a little disappointed when it arrived because the foliage was slightly damaged. Other than that, I really like it and will keep an eye on how it grows over time.