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Bromeliad 'Vriesea sucrei'

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Vriesea sucrei

Vriesea sucrei is a medium sized bromelia that only occurs in Brazil. This plant creates a rosette of leaves that could turn either faint green or wine-red. This species could produce a relatively long, red inflorescence with yellow flowers. Grow this plant in greenhouses or larger terraria.

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Vriesea sucrei
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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 sucrei is a species from the Bromeliad family. These plants form a rosette of leaves that are gutter-shaped and overlapping. In the centre of this rosette, a small amount of water could be stored. The leaves of this species are wine-red with high-light conditions, from the abaxial as the adaxial surface as well. When grown under low light conditions, the leaves of this plant are more faintly green. The plant could grow out to around thirty centimetres in diameter when mature. When cared for properly, this plant could produce a single, bright red inflorescence. From this inflorescence, subsequently multiple tube shaped, bright yellow flowers are formed that are pollinated by hummingbirds in the wild. After flowering, the mature plant could produce pups at the base that could be detached and grown separately.

Height:
15 cm
15 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

Vriesea sucrei occurs naturally from tropical areas of Brazil. It grows as an epiphyte on upper branches of tropical trees. Cultivate this species under high humidity conditions of at least 70% and temperatures between 16 and 28 degrees Celsius. Good air flow is essential for the growth of this species. Provide lots of lights for this plant; high light conditions turn the leaves into an attractive red coloration and promotes flowering. Acclimatize this plant to direct sunlight. Water bromeliads by pouring water in the centre of the rosette. The roots function only as anchorage, water and nutrients are taken up from the leaves. Place this plant in very airy soil for epiphytes that could dry out quickly. Fertilize this plant monthly with specialized orchid fertilizer, the recommended dosage.

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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