Size (Can grow to)
The Vriesea is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae and there are over 300 species of Vrieseas. Native to Mexico, Central and South America and the West Indies. Vrieseas have long broad flat leaves. The foliage ranges from light greens through to purplish reds. Vrieseas are popular houseplants due to their spectacular and long lasting flower spikes. Like most other Bromeliads, Vrieseas prefer and are happiest in bright, natural indirect light. Make sure you protect them from the direct hot sun as that may burn your Vriesea. In the wild Vrieseas grow in tropical rainforests up in the treetops so they do not require a large amount of potting mix or repotting (the mix is really just in there to keep the plant stable). The plant has a cone that stays full of water, this pool makes a home for frogs and other creatures in the wild. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the cone topped up with water but do not over water as Vrieseas don't like being wet.
We also grow the 130mm Guzmania from the Bromeliad family as part of the GreenHouse Range