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Vriesea hieroglyphica

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Vriesea hieroglyphica Bromeliad, King of the Bromeliads,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Epiphytic, Irregular Shape, Rosette

Knows as the King of Bromeliads largely due to its size. Incredible large deep green leaves have unusual, hieroglyph-like black transverse bands. These form a rosette up to 1.5m n diameter. Used predominately as an indoor plant, this will eventually flower and as with all bromeliads, will die and be replaced by offset pups to replace the mother plant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Bromeliaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Black, Green, Variegated
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate