King BromeliadKing Of Bromeliads
|Scientific Name||Vriesea hieroglyphica|
|Principal Common Name||King Bromeliad|
|Common Name(s)||King of Bromeliads|
|Description||This bromeliad is noted for its large deep green leaves with bizarre, hieroglyph-like black transverse bands|
|General Comments||In the garden it is best to keep it in a pot and just bury the pot in the garden soil.The leaves form a large tank for holding water, which must not be allowed to dry out. In warm weather the plant will appreciate frequent hosing or misting of its leaves, but water sparingly during colder weather. Fertilizing is not really necessary, and if done use a soluble fertilizer at no more than half the recommended dosage. Once a year, in summer, the plant should be flushed out with fresh water and then refilled.|
|Height Range||1 - 0 M|
|Spread Range||1 - 0 M|
|Sunset Zones||22 : 23 : 24|
|Leaf Color||Deep Green with purple to black patterned bans|
|Leaf Texture||Glossy : Leathery : Stiff|
|Flower Color||Yellow : Yellow-Green|
|Ease of Growing|
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