Plant Care Flaming Sword

Flaming Sword

3.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Flaming Sword has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Flaming Sword has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Lobster Claw and Painted Feather

Taxonomy

Vriesea carinata
Vriesea
Bromeliaceae
Poales

How to care for Flaming Sword

💦 Water

How often to water your Flaming Sword

Water needs for Flaming Sword
0.5 cups
every 12

Flaming Sword needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Flaming Sword

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Flaming Sword in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flaming Sword: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Flaming Sword may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Flaming Sword in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Flaming Sword

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flaming Sword: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Flaming Sword after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Flaming Sword thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Flaming Sword Water Frequency →

Flaming Sword Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Flaming Sword may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Flaming Sword Light Requirements →

Flaming Sword Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Flaming Sword does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Flaming Sword →

When and How to Successfully Repot Flaming Sword →


💩 Fertilizer

Flaming Sword grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Flaming Sword

Flaming Sword

Flaming Sword


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Flaming Sword has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Flaming Sword has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Flaming Sword has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Flaming Sword has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Flaming Sword has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@Tyhan7 avatar
@@Tyhan7
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Allonby, England
05/16/2021

It’s nice but all the flowery bits have gone brown and ugly

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Howellml avatar
@@Howellml
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 5,097 XP
04/04/2021

Water inside the “cup” of the plant for best results

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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