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The Vriesea Astrid is commonly known as the Flaming Sword - quite the powerful name and this houseplant certainly lives up to it! It flowers for three to six months of the year, and its blooms are spectacular. It comes with a white ceramic pot, making it a perfect gift for mum.
There are 250 varieties of Vriesea and this plant has origins in south and central America. It's an epiphyte in its native habitat, which means that despite its tendency to grow on other plants, it doesn't harm them in the process.
This is a tropical plant so it will appreciate humidity and misting in order to provide moisture to the foliage. It's very easy to look after, making it ideal for new plant parents.
Note, plant may have yellow variegation.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: W12cm x H30-40cm
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: I'm safe around your furry friends and little people
Jo's Top Tip
The Vriesea Astrid will do well near a window that's eastern or western - just be careful to avoid direct sunlight as this can burn its leaves.