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Vriesea Astrid closeup Vriesea Astrid in silver and gold pail Unusual vrisea houseplant
Unusual vrisea houseplant

Vriesea Astrid

Bromeliads come in many shapes and sizes but make great houseplants as they require very little care or watering. Perfect plants to bring a bit of colour to a winter windowsil.
Current Description
These striking Bromeliads are sometimes known as 'Flaming Sword' plants after their dramatic red flower spikes. Looking fabulous in a new stylish ceramic pot for 2022 these easy going houseplants make great gifts for the home and will carry on looking fabulous year in year out.
30cm tall in a 1L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Vriesea Astrid are part of the bromeliad family and are native to tropical countries. They are easy to look after and produce bright red bracts making them a very eye-catching and attractive plant for the home.

Keep your Vriesea Astrid out of direct sunlight as this will damage the leaves. They like bright but diffused light and a constant warm temperature (minimum 15°C). The increased humidity in kitchens and bathrooms make these both ideal locations. Your plant will also be happy on a sheltered, sunny patio or balcony during the summer months. These plants feed through their leaves and so mist them regularly especially during the summer months. In the winter and autumn only water very occasionally and only when the soil is very dry. The key thing is to allow the plant to dry out before watering again.

Remove the bracts once they have died off and you can propagate your plant by gently removing the plantlets that will grow at the base of the plant in spring.

Problem solving

Pale leaves indicate that the plant could do with a feed – a good quality liquid house plant fertiliser will be perfect. If the inside leaves go yellow and / or brown the plant has been overwatered. Allow it to dry out completely before watering again.