Flaming Sword Bromeliad

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  • Rare Plant With Stunning Flowers
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 18 inches
  • Pet Safe

Flaming Sword Bromeliad is one of the most popular bromeliads. The stunning flower head can grow up to 2 feet in a burst of yellow and deep red that is very attractive. Although each plant only blooms once, it produces offshoots that will start a new growing cycle year after year. This plant is native to Trinidad, eastern Venezuela, and the Guinas. 

Best Locations For Growing Flaming Sword Bromeliad

Place the Flaming Sword Bromeliad in bright, indirect sunlight indoors or in diffused light outdoors. Allow for some evening sun during the winter months. They seem to thrive on a table top or elevated surface a few feet from a window or light source. They grow well in hardiness zones 10-12. 

Flaming Sword Bromeliad Sunlight Requirements

Indirect bright light is optimal for this plant to thrive. Placed outside, they will do well with diffused or dappled sunlight within the proper temperature range. Too much direct light will easily scald the leaves. They will only bloom if they are exposed to the proper lighting conditions. Placement near an eastern- or western-facing window is best.

Flaming Sword Bromeliad Care

Caring for the Flaming Sword Bromeliad is not difficult. They thrive in a one-to-one mix of regular potting soil and orchid mix. In their natural habitat, they grow on the branches of other trees. You can attach the plant to a large piece of bark as a way of showcasing this gorgeous bromeliad. Keep the plant in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but no warmer than 80 degrees. 

Watering Flaming Sword Bromeliad

Water this plant only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. The soil should stay slightly moist. Keep the primary cup filled with water. 

Feeding Flaming Sword Bromeliad

This plant does well with a monthly feed of an all-purpose liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season. The leaves can also be misted with a quality foliar spray. Diluted fertilizer can be added to the soil or bromeliad cup while watering.

Flaming Sword Bromeliad Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct 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: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 18 inches
Mature Spread: 10 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Red, Yellow, and Orange
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Flaming Sword Bromeliad
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Vriesea 'Splenriet'
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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

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

#3 Pot

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


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Summer Shipping

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