Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience. On Jun 22, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote: I was given this plant as a birthday gift several years ago. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets, Ultimate height Flaming sword plant is one of the showiest bromeliads. V. splendens is an evergreen perennial forming a rosette of strap-shaped grey-green leaves to 60cm long, heavily cross-banded with dark green or reddish-brown, with erect spikes of scarlet bracts with tubular yellow flowers, Plant range Virginia says: December 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm Flaming Sword Bromeliad (Vriesea splenriet) - Large. One plant (last photo) Healthy and strong Easy to grow Low maintenance Water 1 -2 x week Fertilizer every 2-3 months ZONE 11 Care Prefer bright filtered light and frequent watering if they are outdoors and the conditions are hot and/or dry. Vriesea Era is a striking bromeliad with a hot red central flower. The flaming sword houseplant is commonly named for its red bracts that appear when the plant is three to five years old. ... Flaming Sword (Vriesea splendens 'Era') - 5cm. times, Need more criteria? The flaming sword bromeliad is a flowering plant which belongs to the vriesea genus and bromeliaceae family. It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. After flowering the main plant dies, but then makes an offshoot or two. On Jun 19, 2004, MrRedwood from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b) wrote: To a casual observer, this looks like it could be a desert plant. The flaming sword plant belongs to the genus Vriesea (pronounced vree’ see ah), a group of bromeliads from South and Central America that make great houseplants – not only because they liven things up with their exotic splendor, but also because they are so easy to take care of. On Aug 24, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote: Great looking bromeliad for the tropical and subtropical gardens. This is an epiphyte from the moist forests of southeastern Brazil, and is sensitive to other climatic conditions. This splendid bromeliad was introduced into Europe horticulture in the first half of the nineteenth century. £16.14 €18.48 $22.84 $29.58 DKK137.63 NOK176.93 SEK188.38 $29.40 RRP £16.99 Save £0.85. Flaming sword features bluish-green leaves banded with blackish-purple leaves growing in rosettes that are 1-foot wide and up to 3-feet tall. But need some care too. Product Code: PPL271. Does quite well in our wetter area. This Vriesea has a tall, narrow orange flower head which is why it got the common name of Flaming Sword. My Bromeliad was a very healthy flaming sword Bromeliad, but now her flower has died and her leaves have started to turn brown. Oh, and be aware that this is one of the many endangered bromeliads, since lots of them are illegally collected from their natural habitat and sold everywhere. On Nov 30, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (Zone 11) wrote: It needs high humidity and constant watering. An extremely good looking plant, whatever it´s blooming or not. 2 foot flower spike. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected The flaming sword plant (botanical name : vriesea splendens) is one of the most popular vriesea bromeliads grown indoors. We have had to divide it several times. The plant needs high humidity. If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. It's 3x the size now and I'm waiting for the next flower spike to show. Flaming Sword Bromeliad Vriesea splendens (also known as Flaming Sword, Painted Feather, and Zebra Bromeliad) features rigid, strap-like arching leaves, marked in irregular horizontal bands of dark green and black, which form a tight vase in the center. A colourful plant with an exotic touch. Flaming Sword Flower Vriesea splendens tropical plant with red long narrow flowers Vriesea splendens, or flaming sword, is a species of flowering plant in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. Vriesea splendens or known as Flaming Sword Bromeliad. The flower spike on mine stands 30″ tall and will last for 2 to 4 months. Relatively difficult for a bromeliad. Patio & Container Plants, Diseases Since then it's been very hardy. 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