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

Common names
  • Flaming Sword Bromeliad
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lutheria splendens
  • Synonym: Vriesea splendens

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skylark On January 26, 2020 Obtained plant
6" pot in bloom
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