Great for larger terrariums and vivariums or can be grown easily as a normal house plant. I'm a South American bromeliad, prized for my warm, patterned foliage. For best color V. fosteriana should be grown with filtered light but not in direct sun. variegata X fenestralis. Virtues: Vriesea ‘Red Chestnut’ is a favorite bromeliad for its ease-of-care, tolerance of low light levels and beautiful, striped leaves that take on a red cast as they mature. P&P Royal Mail 1st class £5.50 (I can send bare rooted if preferred for cheaper postage options as potted in soil they are far heavier) Male . If your water is hard, then use purified or distilled water – bromeliads are sensitive to the salts. Previous Post Previous Vriesea fosteriana cv. Using a slow release fertilizer 2 to 3 times a year is optimum. The Vriesea, like other bromeliads, are reportedly non-toxic for both cats & dogs. As the plant ages, a rusty red cast covers the foliage. Pups, or babies, are formed off the mother so a part of her actually lives on. I’m sharing these Vriesea plant care tips so you can keep yours looking as good as can be. You can read our policies here. of glutinosa. Find all the care information you need about the Red Chestnut (Vriesea Fosteriana) on our Bloombox Club A-Z of plant care. Partial to Full Shade. As the plant ages, a rusty red cast covers the foliage. Happy gardening & thanks for stopping by, You can find more houseplant info in my simple and easy to digest houseplant care guide: Keep Your Houseplants Alive. Bromeliads don’t have an extensive root system so you probably won’t have to repot yours. But wondering if I can send a picture in and you can help?! Vriesea fosteriana is a real must for all plant enthusiastics. Sep 21, 2012 - Plants for New Zealand Gardeners- plants, photographs, practical gardening, understanding plant life, design ideas, features, local & overseas gardens to … Vriesea fosterianais is grown as a foliage plant, which is probably a good thing, as the flowers smell like rotten fruit. Vriesea 'Sherlette Shiigi' is a cross of fosteriana 'Red Chestnut' x 'Hawaiian Sunset'. The species plant features patterned foliage with cream banding, and the lower mature leaves are greener near the bottom, while the younger upper leaves are tinged with maroon. Vriesea 'Gandavensis' Vriesea 'Gaslight' cv. The plant grows best in a well-drained soil as it is shallow-rooted and may rot in wet soils. Vriesea 'Frost Bite' platynema var. ‘White Lighting’. Previous Post Previous Vriesea fosteriana cv. 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. As I always say, if your house is comfortable for you, it’ll be fine for your houseplants. Excludes decorative pot. They made it into the pages of our houseplant care book Keep Your Houseplants Alive so you know they’re just that awesome! Using rainwater or distilled water to fill the tank will preven… Colors of purple, burgundy, green, yellow. ‘White Lighting’ 8″ Vriesea Fosteriana. While they have "roots," those structures are primarily anchors that hold the plants in the hollows where branches and tree trunks meet. Growth Habit: A perennial forming a loose rosette. Use a moist bromeliad or orchid mix for potting the pups. These Vriesea plant care tips, video included, will keep yours looking great. She writes a weekly garden column and authored 50 Fabulous Tomatoes for Your Garden. This Vriesea can grow quite large with a good regimen of time release fertilizer. Vriesea Fosteriana - 6'' from California Tropicals CaliforniaTropicals. Only one available All our plants arrive gift-wrapped . This old favorite sports a light red overall blush compared to standard varieties of fosteriana. Completely flush out the water in the cup every 1-2  months to prevent bacteria from building up. These can be separated from the parent either when the parent starts to die or when the “pups” are 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the parent. You can choose from Aechmeas, Guzmanias, Neoregelias, Pink Quill Plants or Vrieseas. Keep your plant out of drafts from air conditioning and heating ducts. Something for […], Your email address will not be published. Vriesea 'Sherlette Shiigi' is a cross of fosteriana 'Red Chestnut' x 'Hawaiian Sunset'. I chose to throw mine away. Once or a twice a year will do it & only in the spring or summer. I just want to let you know that this Flaming Sword, like the Guzmania, is susceptible to brown tipping (at the end of the leaves) which I point out in the video. I let the cup go  dry for 2-7 days before I refill with a little water. Jul 11, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Angie Lou Anahata. Each of these is appealing in their own way so I’m sure you’ll find 1 that you love too. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, they cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Vriesea forsteriana also known as a Bromelaid is a rosette forming perennial which forms maroon and green bicoloured foliage. variegata X fenestralis. Your Vriesea would appreciate a misting or spraying of its foliage once or twice a week. I’m terrible at keeping plants alive. Guzmania Starlight. your own Pins on Pinterest Not low light but medium low. I don’t fertilize my bromeliads because I feel they don’t need it. Available in 6" and 8" pot size. May 13, 2013 - This Pin was discovered by Vicki Swope. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade. Beautiful Bromeliad! University of Florida IFAS Extension: Bromeliads at a Glance, Missouri Botanical Garden: Vriesea Splendens, University of Florida IFAS Gardening Solutions: Bromeliads, How to Grow Philodendron Monstera Outdoors, How to Grow a Succulent Haworthia Cymbiformis. Only one available All our plants arrive gift-wrapped Large size Vriesea available Vriesea Fosteriana ‘Red Chestnut’ Vriesea Fenestralis Vriesea Gigantea var Seideliana 15cm pot, large size specimens Perfect for larger size vivaria £12.50 each P&P Royal Mail 1st class £5.50 (I can send bare rooted if preferred for cheaper postage options as potted in … Vriesea fosteriana 'Red Chestnut' Family: Bromeliaceae The South American bromeliad is a real eyecatcher that adds instant tropical impact with its brightly coloured variegation. This old favorite sports a light red overall blush compared to standard varieties of fosteriana. They aren’t extremely impressive and are short-lived. of 'Poelmanii' (?) My curved fronds come out green but deepen into a rich maroon (or chestnut) colour. Just know that bromeliads don’t tolerate overwatering & will rot out if you keep them constantly wet. Home; Account; Dazzling Dutch Show; Downloads are here!! Vriesea 'Fulgida' duvaliana X incurvata. This old favorite sports a light red overall blush compared to standard varieties of fosteriana. Dilute a general-purpose liquid fertilizer formulated for houseplants to a half-strength solution and add it to the central cup once or twice a year in spring or summer. Add to that, the beautiful pink to bronze blush and you have a real prize in this special hybrid. Allow them to air dry. Just be sure to avoid filling the cup with the fertilizer (they contain salts) because it’ll cause burn. *** This sale is for a live plant representative of the one above. I’m talking about Vriesea splendens, or Flaming Sword, which is the Vriesea most commonly sold in the houseplant trade. Vriesea 'Fulgida' duvaliana X incurvata. Common name: ‘Red Chestnut’ vriesea. Find help & information on Vriesea fosteriana 'Kiwi Cream' (v) from the RHS Bromeliad 'Vriesea fosteriana b' Brom121a: Specifications: Vriesea fosteriana b: Vriesea fosteriana is a real must for all plant enthusiastics. You may need to use a stake to hold the pup's roots in the potting mix, as they are usually top heavy with more leaves than roots. Similar Varieties. These can be separated from the parent either when the parent starts to die or when the “pups” are 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the parent. medium dark orange. Rain water is best. That, along with the foliage, is why this bromeliad is so popular. Do not use pesticides or insecticides on your vriesea. What’s your favorite bromeliad? Required fields are marked *. Vriesea fosteriana grow and care – epiphytes leaf plant of the genus Vriesea also known as Flaming sword plant, Vriesea fosteriana perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropics climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+. ‘White Lighting’. You should give the Vriesea a try. Plant database entry for Bromeliad (Vriesea fosteriana 'Red Chestnut') with 8 images and 21 data details. It is important to make sure the tank of the Vriesea remains wet, but not the potting medium. Many vrieseas are epiphytes. I also water the growing medium about every month or 2, depending on the season & the temps. Plant your vriesea in a loose bromeliad or orchid potting mix. In the case of bromeliads, if the leaves are turning brown and/or drooping, it’s because the mother plant is dying. - Simply the best florist in Sacramento! Here’s the Vriesea hanging out with a Neoregelia in my bathroom. Jul 1, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Carolina Pagnanelli. It is also necessary to flush the tank with fresh water weekly. You can leave them attached to the mother & cut away the flower stalk & foliage after they die or you can cut the pups off when they get to be a decent size, about 5 or 6″. I'm a South American bromeliad, prized for my warm, patterned foliage. Just be sure to keep it out of any direct, hot sun as it’ll burn. Vriesea Fosteriana Regular price. Ideal for planting outdoors in the garden or under trees in a sheltered area. The last step is to decide what to do with the mother plant. $29.95. The flower stalk grows from 12 to 24 inches tall, with bright red bracts and small yellow flowers. of 'Poelmanii' (?) Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a3872cb54f60b02c0841ba89e36ceab5" );document.getElementById("a4c9693643").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Hi, I’m Nell, and this is where I celebrate all things garden and share my passion for plants, flowers and the great outdoors. Your email address will not be published. Bromeliad (Vriesea fosteriana 'Red Chestnut') - Garden.org New and Unread Tree-Mails It’s part of the lifecycle of a bromeliad – the mother plant dies out and the pups (a term used for babies in the plant world) carry on. seideliana. The flowers are actually bright yellow and open off either side of the head. ‘White Lighting’ You don’t want the plant to rot out. tall red-orange sword. It's made in Britain and is both compostable and bio-degradable. Available in 4" pot size. variegata. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and any sap-sucking insects, such as mealybugs or scales. The leaves of cultivar 'Red Chestnut' range from light to dark reddish-brown with cream banding. Vriesea fosteriana L. B. Sm.. Common Name: Family: Bromeliaceae Juss. I’ve also used a mixture of 1/2 orchid bark & 1/2 coco coir, which is an environmentally wiser alternative to peat moss. Vriesea fosteriana var. The more mature leaves at the bottom of the plant are more green. Perfect for plant collectors and enthusiasts. Feeding. Plus, Vriesea hybrids are on the more expensive side of the coin, so they are the ones I am propagating the most. The roots are primarily a method to anchor these epiphytes onto other plants. The flowers bloom at night and in habitat are pollinated by bats. That weekly misting or spraying will help this a bit. The majority of bromeliads, this 1 included, do best in bright, natural light. £25.99 / Size Standard (Fits 16cm Pot) Pot Sizing: fits our ... We pop your care card and gift message in a protective sleeve too, it might look like cello but it's not! Guzmania Class. They have crunchy leaves so if your kitty likes to chomp away, then best to keep Fluffy & the plant separated. Vriesea fosteriana can grow up to 1.5m high and 0.9m wide. Plants are not treated to bloom and will continue to actively grow. Perfect for plant collectors and enthusiasts. 03/05/2017. I fit best in 12cm pots. vriesea imperialis Light green leaves with reddish purple undersides form a rosette to 5 feet high and wide. No plantcare information of Araflora available. vriesea imperialis Light green leaves with reddish purple undersides form a rosette to 5 feet high and wide. Your Vriesea would appreciate a misting or spraying of its foliage once or twice a week. She continues to write nonfiction articles on gardening and other topics and is working on a second "50" book about plants that attract hummingbirds. A few species develop pups next to the flower stalk. ‘White Lighting’ x ‘Kelci Shiigi’ Bidding is for plant in 3rd-6th pictures (12” wide) Bright filtered light. Country of Origin: Brazil Accession Data: Accession # 199000046 Source: MBG Provenance: Name corrected from V. Fosterana to V. fosteriana on 30SEP08 CMORSE. Vriesea foliage varies, with rosettes of leathery leaves ranging in size from 1- to 5-feet wide or more. seideliana: 5 members have or want this plant for trade. The vrieseas (Vriesea spp.) Vriesea 'Frost Bite' platynema var. The impressive foliage on this one is really the main draw, in my opinion anyway. Buyer receives plant from 6 inch pot. The cross was made by David Shiigi and named after his wife Sherlette. Height: 6-12 in. With proper care will bloom and last many years. Back to Cultivars. Light Shade. I also water the growing medium about every month or 2, depending on the season & the temps. 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