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PlantFiles: Bromeliad
Vriesea 'Christiane'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vriesea (VREE-zee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Christiane

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive KiMFDiM On Aug 31, 2005, KiMFDiM from Alden, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Can grow this plant in the north east. Summer outside in part shade, keeping water in cups. Winter inside in south window, water as you would in summer.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Camarillo, California
Hayward, California
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
Terryville, Connecticut
Apopka, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sparr, Florida
Spring Hill, Florida
Mays Landing, New Jersey
Alden, New York
Lafayette, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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