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Bromeliad 'Vriesea skotakii' 'M'

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Vriesea skotakii 'M'
Vriesea skotakii is an average sized epiphytic bromeliad from the pineapple family. This species comes from Panama and is recognized by its mint green rosette measuring half a meter in diameter. When mature this plant produces a highly branched inflorescence which is red to purple at the base shading to yellowish green at the tips. Grow this plant in bright rooms indoors or in greenhouses.
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Vriesea skotakii 'M'
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Vriesea skotakii 'M'
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Vriesea skotakii is a rare bromeliad species from Panama. On average, this plant grows out to half a meter in diameter. The width of the leaves are four to six centimeters and have a deep mint color. The rosette grows mainly horizontally with adequate light conditions. After some years, this species produces a highly branched inflorescence, with about a dozen side branches. From the base the inflorescence is red to purple, sometimes pink where the tips are more yellowish green colored. Flowers are relatively small and tube shaped, similar to other species within this genus. This plant is propagated by separating young offshoots near the base of the plant.
Height:
40 cm
40 cm
Width:
14 cm
14 cm
Adult height:
60 cm
60 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
Jan-Feb
Jan-Feb
Temperature winter:
10°C
10°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
New
new
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

In their natural habitat, Vriesea skotakii grows on larger tree branches in tropical forests up to 600 meters altitude. This plant flourishes in a warm, relatively humid environment with minimum temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius and good air circulation. Place this plant in bright light conditions but try to avoid direct midday sunlight. East or West facing windows are most optimal, next to greenhouses. Water this bromeliad directly into its rosette and make sure there is always some water between the leaves. The root system functions mainly as anchorage so place this plant in coarse excellent draining soil for epiphytes, water and nutrient absorption occurs through the leaves. Fertilize this plant with orchid fertilizer from spring till autumn, according to description.
Care:
Difficult
difficult
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Protection:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
50-100%
50-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
15°C
15°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Temperature:
<15°C
<15°C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-6>
<5-6>
Soil type:
Sphagnum
Sphagnum
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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