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A picture of a Vriesea fenestralis

Vriesea fenestralis

Vriesea fenestralis

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Vriesea fenestralis

A close up of some green leaves on a Vriesea fenestralis plant
A green Vriesea fenestralis plant

Vriesea fenestralis Overview

Vriesea fenestralis is an attractive evergreen perennial plant from the Bromeliaceae family. It produces rosettes of strap-shaped foliage measuring approximately 60cm in length. Leaves are green in colour with attractive lighter mottling. Suits growing indoors as a houseplant. Flowers are borne on erect spikes, these are tubular and surrounded by showy modified leaves known as bracts. This species originates from Brazil and is typically grown for the foliage.

How to propagate Vriesea fenestralis

Division

Seed

Propagation is by offsets or seeds in the spring.

Special features of Vriesea fenestralis

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Vriesea fenestralis

The flowers open at night and have a smell of rotten fruit, in the wild they are pollinated by bats.