Botanical name: Vriesea x hybrida
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 90cm x 50cm
Depth and spacing: Plant in a large pot or in the garden where the crown and the roots meet at soil surface. Spread roots evenly below. Plant 50cm apart.
Watering: Water whilst establishing and occasionally if rainfall is low.
Frost tolerance: Keep protected from frosts.
Flowering time: Summer
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: Well drained, humus rich is ideal.
Climate: Cool to Sub-Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade.
Fertilizer: Apply a well-balanced fertilizer in spring.
After flowering care: Remove spent flowers and damaged leaves.
Comments: The brilliant colours of the flowers are a ‘must have’ for all those tropical lovers!
Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM Keywords: Bromeliad ‘Christiane’, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb