Vriesea hieroglyphica, a species native to Southern Brazil, thrives in humid conditions at low altitudes, typically found beneath the shade of trees. Earning its nickname "king of the bromeliads," this species captivates for a good reason. Its name originates from the distinct markings on the leaves, reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphs. The tall, light green flower spike showcases a branched inflorescence with pale green bracts, each measuring around 1 inch in length.
The flowers themselves boast yellow petals. Vriesea hieroglyphica develops bright green, shiny leaves featuring irregular dark cross banding and recurved tips. The striking leaf patterns contribute to its decorative appeal, making it highly valued commercially. It is best cultivated in a northern exposure with ample humidity. Mature plants can reach an impressive width of 3 feet, further showcasing the grandeur of this species.
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.