image of bromeliad genre

Vriesea carinata
Photo by Laura St. Denis

The "flaming sword" shape is characteristic of the inflorescence of the genus Vriesea. Their showy blooms can last four to six months. The leaves are long, soft and not serrated similar to Guzmania. They need more shade and protection from the wind and sun than other bromeliads.

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