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Vriesea Gigantea var. Seideliana aka 'Nova'

Vriesea Gigantea var. Seideliana aka 'Nova'

Vriesea Gigantea var. Seideliana aka 'Nova'. A spectacular clone of the original Brazilian species 'gigantea'. The rosette reaches a massive 30 inches wide, with strap like green leaves, tessellated with light yellowish-green. As the plant matures, the striations become almost white. A shade lover and frost-tender plant. Large specimens are much sought for the interior and patioscape trade. A slow grower that makes a great terrarium plant when young. An excellent grower responding to pot size and fertilizer to reach its maximum size. 'Nova' is very similar to the original, wild clone 'gigantea' which is commonly seen as an epiphyte or lithophyte in its native range.

Vriesea Gigantea var. Seideliana aka 'Nova'

Vriesea Gigantea v. Seideliana aka 'Nova' - 5" Pot

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Vriesea Gigantea var. Seideliana aka 'Nova'. A spectacular clone of the original Brazilian species 'gigantea'. The rosette reaches a massive 30 inches wide, with strap like green leaves, tessellated with light yellowish-green. As the plant matures, the striations become almost white. A shade lover and frost-tender plant. Large specimens are much sought for the interior and patioscape trade. A slow grower that makes a great terrarium plant when young. An excellent grower responding to pot size and fertilizer to reach its maximum size. 'Nova' is very similar to the original, wild clone 'gigantea' which is commonly seen as an epiphyte or lithophyte in its native range.

Please note: As this type of bromeliad is almost always grown from seed, we sell ones grown in 6 inch pots as "mature plants" and "offsets" as smaller established seedlings.

Maximum Size: H:20" x W:30"

Light: Part Shade/Part Sun

Temperature: Warm

Water: Part Damp

SKU: 242

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All plants are shipped bare root. What's this?

 

Mature Plant or Offset - What's the difference?


Mature plants are established plants with a root system, usuall full grown or almost full grown to their maximum capable size. 

An offset is a shoot that develops at the base of the plant, rooting to form a new plant identical to its parent. Also called a "pup". Most offsets have less color than mature plants and may or may not have roots. An offset or cutting will also vary, depending on the variety of plant, but will always be ‘ready enough’ to be easily rooted and grown. We follow the basic bromeliad rule for cutting pups which is cutting them off when they are at least half the size of the mother plant. Smaller stoloniferous offsets are good for terrariums. Since offsets cost less than a mature plant, they are recommended for those who want to grow them up to mature plants themselves. Learn more.