Vriesea erythrodactylon

R80.00

  • Charming miniature species
  • Unusual, long lasting flower
  • Shade loving
  • Ideal for growing epiphytically
  • Care level: Easy

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Description

A small species from Brazil with soft green leaves that have a dark purple almost black base.  An attractive feature of the plant particularly when viewed from the side.

The sword-like shaped flower spike has tips which flare upwards.  The bracts are a soft green and the tips are tinged with rosy pink.  The flowers are yellow.

This miniature Vriesea is perfectly suited for growing epiphytically in trees, on tree stumps or decorative driftwood in shady spots.

We also recommend growing this small plant in a hanging basket and it is perfect for gardeners with limited space.

Vriesea erytrodactylon also grows well indoors and will add an exotic touch to your home.

Additional information

Weight .100 kg
Dimensions 12 cm

Plant Care:

Tips for growing your plant successfully:

Light: Vriesea erythrodactylon is best grown in partial shade to shade.

Soil: Generally Bromeliads which grow terrestrially, require good drainage and like to grow in soil which is airy and fast draining. We recommend the addition of compost or fine bark to the planting area. When growing your plant in containers, it is also important to ensure that your soil is light, airy and free draining. A combination of a good quality potting soil with the addition of either coco peat, pine bark or perlite is recommended.

Watering: Many Bromeliads are surprisingly water wise. When watering, water your plant thoroughly, then allow to dry out before watering again. Always ensure that there is water in your Bromeliad’s tank, cup or reservoir. The frequency of watering will vary according to the season. Remember if you are unsure as to whether to water or not, rather keep the plant on a drier side as overwatering can lead to fungal problems which can kill a plant quickly. Plants grown epiphytically will require more frequent watering particularly during very hot spells.

Fertiliser: Use a balanced water soluble fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.

Temperature: Vriesea erythrodactylon is best grown in areas where the minimum temperature does not fall lower than 3 degrees Celsius.

Please Note:

The plant is currently growing in a 12 cm plastic pot. It will be supplied bare root (without a pot or soil). Although our plants are grown under the same conditions and we carefully handpick your plant to ensure the best quality possible, no two plants are identical. Also the colours of plants can vary according to the season. The plant supplied will be similar to the plant photographed.