- Botanical Name: Vriesea, Tecoma Capensis
- Common Names: Bromeliad Energy, Vriesea Energy, Cape Honeysuckle
- Description: Bromeliad Energy is a flowering plant that is suitable for indoors that has a very tropical look yet is one of the easy plants to care for. It has a deep yellow and red flower when it blooms
Care: Bromeliad plant care is easy and requires no special tools or fertilizers. Feed the plants with a half strength fertilizer every month in the growing season. Water needs are easily achieved by filling the cup at the center base of the leaves. The water that collects in the center base should be emptied out weekly to remove debris and dead insects that stagnant water tends to lure.. Set the pot in a shallow saucer filled with gravel and water to increase humidity and help provide a moist atmosphere. Make sure the roots are not submerged in the water or this might cause rot.
Bromeliads are epiphyte plants.
One of the amazing adaptations of epiphytes is their ability to attach to vertical surfaces and capture their water and much of their nutrient needs from sources other than soil. They may be found on branches, trunks and other structures in Tropical Rain Forests. While epiphytes may live on other plants, they are not parasites. Other types of epiphytes are Orchids, Ferns, Moss, and Tillandsia Air Plants
Bromeliads are not long lived but will generally start to die back after flowering. Although interior bromeliad plants will fail after awhile and cease growth, they will produce offsets, or pups, that you can remove and start as new plants.
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