Flaming Sword Bromeliad
4.3 out of 5 (15 experiences)
About Flaming Sword Bromeliad
The Flaming Sword Bromeliad is a tropical bromeliad, and one of the most popular ones in cultivation. The colorful blooms in the center of the plant are actually made up of fiery 'bracts' and the plant only produces tiny yellow 'true' flowers just before it dies. In the wild, they collect rainwater in the center of their bracts so next time you water, try to mimic nature and leave a small pool for them to drink! 💧
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How to care for Flaming Sword Bromeliad
Flaming Sword Bromeliad 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.
Flaming Sword Bromeliad 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.
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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 Bromeliad after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Picked up this plant when the buds were already dry and crispy so have trimmed accordingly and in the process of attempting to bring it back to life. Needs more water than Greg recommended and good to have a reservoir of water at the bottom of the pot to keep soil moist and encourage root growth. Despite this, the leaves are currently curled up so giving the plant a full soak to rehydrate then adjust watering accordingly.