Silver Vase Bromeliad

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  • Purple Tubular Flower
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Orchid Potting Mix
  • Mature Height 3 feet
  • Pet Safe

Silver vase Bromeliad is a beautiful flowering plant that is commonly referred to as the “Urn Plant”. Although the plant is picky about its watering requirements, it is a splendid houseplant with funnel-shaped rosettes of gray leaves. It produces a stunning, central terminal spike of purple flowers during late fall or early winter. This plant begins with solid-green leaves that develop grayish-green striation as it matures. It is native to Brazil.

Best Locations For Growing Silver Vase Bromeliad

The best location for this plant is indoors near an eastern- or western-facing window. Position the Silver Vase Bromeliad a couple feet away from the window, or light source. It can be placed outside as long as temperatures don't fall below freezing. It is hardy in zones 8-11.

Silver Vase Sunlight Requirements

Avoid deep shade or direct bright sunlight with this bromeliad. This plant prefers indirect light to prevent foliage burn. An east- or west-facing window should provide excellent light for growth and blooming. 

Silver Vase Bromeliad Care

Use Orchid potting mix or equal parts fir bark, peat moss, and sharp sand or perlite. This plant can be propagated by separating the “pups” after it has completed its blooming cycle. It prefers a temperature range of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit while flowering and up to 85 degrees during the growing season. 

Watering Silver Vase Bromeliad

Replenish the water in the central tube or vase of the plant every 10-14 days, but check the plant’s moisture level every few days until you get a sense of its watering needs. Silver Vase Bromeliad prefers moderate humidity. During the summer, you can lightly water the soil once per week. Never allow the roots to dry out during any season. 

Feeding Silver Vase Bromeliad

During the spring and summer, feed the Silver Vase Bromeliad monthly with a foliar spray and add a diluted fertilizer to the soil and central tube of the plant. During the winter, reduce fertilizing to every other month.

Silver Vase 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: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink
Flower Shade/Description: Blue and Pink
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Gray-Green
Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Silver Vase Bromeliad
Other Name(s): Silvervase, Urn Plant
Scientific Name: Aechmea fasciata
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:
   ~ 1 year old
 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 year 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:
   ~ 2 year 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:
   ~ 2-3 year 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:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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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.

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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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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

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.