Bromeliad
Vriesea 'Christiane'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.