Add colour and interest to your garden with this striking perennial. This plant produces bright green leaves with silver banding across strappy leaves and a flower spike that holds pink bracts and small purple flowers. It is ideal for hanging on trees outdoors in sheltered spots in warmer, tropical to subtropical regions. You can also place potted specimens indoors in well lit areas to provide a striking interior feature. Grow this plant in a warm, humid spot that is protected from the direct sun. Do not overwater and ensure that there is good drainage. Keep central 'vase' of plant filled with water and mist this plant in dry weather.
|Size — 175mm|
|Growth Width — 30cm|
|Growth Height — 50cm|
|Flower Colour — Pink, Purple|
|Light Requirements — Part Shade, Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.
Water this plant in the centre of the bromeliad when the water is low. You should see a pool of water in the centre of the bromeliad.
Prune out the flower spike after flowering.