Botanical name: Vriesea foliage hybrid No PF1
• Large, stately plant growing up to 1 metre in diameter
• Broad, shiny green leaves are dramatically marked with irregular, hieroglyphic-like purple-black cross bands
• A superlative accent plant with outstandingly beautiful foliage
• Perfectly suited for growing in containers
• A plant with an incredible WOW factor that will add an exotic and tropical feel to your outdoor or indoor living space
• One of our many favourites!
• Best grown in partial shade
• Care level: Easy
5 in stock
Tips for growing your plant successfully:
Light: Vriesea foliage hybrid 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 palm peat, fine pine bark, river gravel, perlite or vermiculite 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.
Fertiliser: Use a balanced fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer.
Temperature: Vriesea foliage hybrid is best grown in areas where the minimum temperature does not fall lower than 3 degrees Celsius although it will cope with occasional light frost if provided with some protection from overhanging branches of a shrub or tree.
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 however, there will be slight variation as this is a one of our hybrid Vriesea grown from seed and no too plants are identical.