Originating from Brazil, Orthophytum gurkenii is an extraordinary and exquisite Bromeliad that showcases leaves resembling the patterns found on snake skin or zebras. This terrestrial species possesses a unique and captivating allure, establishing itself as a standout representative within the Orthophytum genus. Its appearance is so striking that it gives the impression of being expertly painted. With an average height ranging from 6 to 8 inches, this miniature Bromeliad eventually develops a 20-inch stalk as it matures. At the apex of this stalk, lime green "baby bromeliads" emerge, accompanied by delicate white flowers sprouting from the sides. To thrive, this plant thrives best in filtered light and should be allowed to dry between watering sessions. Protecting it from freezing temperatures is crucial for its well-being.
Growth habit: Medium
Light requirements: Strong filtered light: Prefers moderate levels of light, such as bright indirect light or filtered sunlight. Thrives in well-lit spaces without direct exposure to intense sunlight.
Plant size and bare root info
Fully Grown is an established plant with a root system. Please be aware that our fully grown plants will be shipped without blossoms, as this ensures their safe transportation and upon arrival, they will have the potential to bloom under proper care.
An Offset (pup) is a baby shoot that develops at the base of the plant, rooting to form a new plant identical to its parent.
All plants are shipped bare root. No pot and no soil.