Bromeliad vriesea fosteriana 'Red Chestnut'...Is cherished particularly for his stripey leaves that will deliver on a red glow he matures. A very beautiful big Bromeliad and the first time in our shop. Perfect for plant collectors and enthusiast. Only two available
Care: Light - Keep out of direct sunlight, indirect light will be perfect not enough light will start to reduce the foliage pattern.
Water: He will take the majority of the water/ moisture through his leaves and his tank, they do take up some water through the shallow roots, so about once a month depending on how hot and dry you are water from the top around the edge of the pot, letting the water run out of the bottom, in the winter do this about every 5-6 weeks. They prefer to be on the dry side as they are epithets like orchids...
Tank: Keep the tank which is in the centre of the plant around 1/4 full of water or two spoon fulls, in the hotter months and less in the winter. You can let the cup dry for a few days then refill. Flush his tank out each month to prevent stagnation water. You can do this by gently pouring the water then flush him out a couple of time or if it's warm enough place him out in the rain. Let the water settle overnight to avoid too much mineral or use rain or filtered water. You can mist regular or place him near a humidify or place him on a moist pebble tray.
Size: Pot Diameter 19cm - Total Plant height approximately cm with pole approximately cm
Toxicity: Considered poisonous. Keep away from children and animals.
Difficulty: Medium - Recommended for the plant enthusiast and collectors
Feeding: General, the majority of houseplants should be fed every 2nd watering during the growing season (Spring and Summer), for me, it's about which every 14 days. In autumn and winter, I feed less, as indoor plants will require fewer nutrients.