King of the Bromeliads | 65cm - People Plants
King of the Bromeliads | 65cm - People Plants
King of the Bromeliads | 65cm - People Plants
King of the Bromeliads | 65cm - People Plants
Vriesea hieroglyphica

King of the Bromeliads | 65cm

Regular price £66.00
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1 in stock

The beautiful, highly sought after, King of the bromeliads has stunning variegated patterned leaves and a structural architectural shape which makes it a real statement plant. 

The stunning green leaves have dark banding on them and curve outwards. They cluster together to create the rosette shape, which the King of the bromeliads is famed for. It’s a cool, truly unusual and eye-catching houseplant that will make a fantastic addition to any collection. 

_ Arrives in a 17cm nursery pot
_ Beautiful spanning leaves 
_ Sought after 
_ Structural shape 

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Hieroglyphs

The patterns on the leaves are said to resemble hieroglyphs, which is reflected in its Latin name: Vriesea hieroglyphica.

Growth

It can grow up to 1m in height and spread as wide as it can grow tall.

'Well' of water

There is a tube-like or ‘well' structure in the middle of plant, where you can water, allowing the plant to take on the water as it requires.

Vriesea hieroglyphica
Plant bio

Native to Brazil, it grows in the rainforests under the canopies of other trees, so is used to dappled shade. 

From the Bromeliaceae family. 

Other common names:
Flaming Sword

VRIESEA HIEROGLYPHICA
Care tips

Light: Happy with bright indirect light but can also tolerate some shade, due to growing beneath the jungle canopies in its natural environment. Keep away from direct exposure to bright sunlight, which will scorch it. 

Water: Water the ‘well' structure in the middle of plant, allowing the plant to take on the water as it requires. If in a bright spot, keep this topped up to maintain humidity and hydration. 

Allow the top third of the soil to dry out between watering. 

Humidity: Likes a humid environment, so ensure the ‘well’ is regularly topped up or pop on a pebble tray. 

Temperature: Temperatures of between 13-30°C would be optimum. Avoid draughty spots.