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 perfectly fitting ceramic, ribbed pot.
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.
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
Over time, many plants have evolved to help them survive in the wild and avoid being eaten - clever right? This means if you're a pet parent, you'll have to be careful which plants you pick. If your furry friend is prone to nibbling, choose one of our pet friendly plants.
Over the past 5 years we've really perfected our craft. We've developed time-tested sustainable packaging and packing tricks that ensure your plant will be delivered through the post in perfect condition.
We won a Silver Gilt medal for our debut exhibit at this years' Chelsea Flower Show's Houseplant Studios. Our concept 'The Plant School' featured an incredible 350 houseplants, including many of the plants you've come to know and love through our website. You can learn more about our concept over on our blog.
We're a dedicated team of plant-obsessed experts based at our nursery, tucked away in the Essex countryside. Each member of our team is as caring & knowledgeable as the next. Our days are devoted to nurturing plants (we've even been known to play music to them!) and carefully packing your orders.
Nothing makes us happier than making you happy (cheesy, but it’s true) which is why we do everything we can to provide a positive plant experience from start to finish. Your plant should arrive fresh and healthy - if for any reason it doesn’t, we’ll replace it for free within 30 days!
It's in our nature to care about our planet, which is why we're doing everything in our power to look after it's future. We're on a journey to become a more sustainable business and we're proud to currently send our plants in 100% sustainable packaging.