Flaming Sword (Vriesea carinata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches to 36 inches or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Pink
Red
Yellow
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: Miami FLDate: 2019-01
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Location: Miami FLDate: 2019-02it now blooms for me!
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-25
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-07Flaming Sword
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-05-25Painted Feather
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-08Lobster Claw
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-07
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