Vriesea

A cousin of the guzmania.
Common name : Vriesea
Scientific name : Vriesea spp.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Full description for Vriesea spp. not yet available.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 30 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my vriesea

This member of the Bromeliaceae family is quite easy to maintain if you can provide what it needs : a warm, bright, humid and well-ventilated environment - either indoors, or in a greenhouse. It does not require much soil, but appreciates the ambient humidity. After purchase, replant in a pot - rather small - using a mix of potting soil and coconut fiber. You might be able to leave it outside from spring to autumn, when the temperatures are above 15 ° C, though sheltered from the direct sun - but keep it in when temperatures drop below 12°C.

Water my vriesea

Water regularly in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the surface of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Fertilize my vriesea

Each month, add a very dilute liquid fertilizer to your irrigation water to prevent yellowing of the leaves.

Repot my vriesea

After a few years, transplant your Vriesea in one or more small pots in a mix of potting soil and organic fiber. The idea is that because each one is ephemeral, and emits rejects, you must divide them.

Prune my vriesea

Prune the flower stalk after flowering.

Check on my vriesea

Watch out for aphids and mealybugs, which hide under the leaves in dry atmospheres. To remove them, use spirit or black soap mixed with water.

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