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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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

Photo Gallery
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Botanical Garden near Brussels)
Date: 2023-01-17
Photo by piksihk
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-06-21
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-04-17
Bloom spike beginning to emerge.
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-10-12
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-06-24
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-05-07
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-05-18
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2014-07-09
new pup blooming, grown indoors
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2014-07-30
single flower on the inflorescence
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2019-03-25
Photo by jmorth
Location: Botanical garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-29
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-06-01
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