Bromeliad Paradise is part of Paradise Tropicals Nursery, a small family owned nursery in Naples, Florida specializing in bromeliads, plumeria, and other tropicals for landscapes, lanaiscapes, and for the more exotic collector.
Vriesea 'Splenriet' is a Hybrid of Vriesea splendens that is also known as flaming sword. Vriesea splendens is native to Trinidad, eastern Venezuela and the Guianas these plants were introduced to European horticulture in 1840. The huge following that this Vriesia has is due to both its very colorful Inflorescence as well as its attractive foliage as well. This plant can grow quite large left to its own but is usually seen forced to flower when very immature. Can average 12" to 30" across.
When a bromeliad is ordered on-line, it will either be taken as an offset from a mother plant, or it will be taken from a pot. Either way, it is possible that it has already started to grow roots.
Bromeliads are a type of plant called epiphytes, which means that they draw moisture from the air and don’t need to be in soil to survive. While their roots can draw water and nutrients, they typically serve as a plant’s ‘anchor’, attaching and holding it place.
Although mosquitoes are not a pest that can harm your bromeliads, they can become very annoying to everyone around them. Mosquitoes are currently a topic of conversation as common sense and the facts often give way to rumor and sensationalism.