Flaming Sword Vriesea
Max. Height: 40cm |
☘ Origin: Native to rainforest habitats in Central America, northern and central South America and southern Mexico
☘ Family: Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad
☘ Botanical Name: Vriesea splendens
☘ Common Name(s): Flaming Sword Bromeliad
Embedded in the element of fire, flaming sword bromeliad signifies fiery passion and vibrant energy. As fire sparks transformation, flaming sword bromeliad embodies significant change and personal growth.
The Flaming Sword Bromeliad is named for its dramatic, brilliant red-orange spike that looks like a fiery sword.
“Bromeliads Are Fabulous for Feng Shui”. As our homes and lives become more busy and chaotic, cultivating balance and calm is more important than ever. Thankfully, some bromeliads make excellent Feng Shui plants to add to your home.
Vriesea, like many Bromeliads is epiphytic, meaning the plant gets its nutrients from the air and water. The roots act like anchors and will attach to a piece of wood or to a tree but these plants are not parasitic. The leaves have hair-like cellular structures known as trichomes that absorb water and nutrients, essentially feeding the plant through its leaves.
You must appreciate the flowering time of this plant because it only blossoms once in its lifetime. However, the flowering period can last up to five months.
☘ While most common indoor plants purify the air during the day, Bromeliads release oxygen and remove air pollutants during the night. The Plants for Clean Air Council suggests that when combined with foliage plants, Bromeliads can help provide around-the-clock indoor air purification.