Flaming Sword Bromeliad (Lutheria splendens)

Botanical names:
Lutheria splendens Accepted
Vriesea splendens Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: 8 to 24 inches in length, smooth margins, green to purplish in color with dark brown crossbands.
Fruit: Other: Dry capsule containing parachute like seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Spikes of red bracts with yellow flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-06-24
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Location: Jersey City, NJDate: 2014-07-09new pup blooming, grown indoors
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Location: Tampa FLDate: 2019-03-25
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Location: Jersey City, NJDate: 2014-07-30single flower on the inflorescence
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Location: Botanical garden, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2015-01-29
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skylark On January 26, 2020 Obtained plant
6" pot in bloom
skylark On March 1, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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Help me identify some Bromeliads? by Macrocentra Jun 23, 2020 9:24 AM 11
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Show your pretty variegated foliage! by plantladylin Nov 27, 2019 3:40 AM 137
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