What type is this, how should it be watered, and potted? IT is a very small plant the stalk is only 2″ in diameter.



Hi Joy,


Your plant is a Bromeliad vriesie in bloom.

Bromeliad plants are very adaptable, and there is a variety for every light condition. If your bromeliad has thin green leaves it can survive in low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron.. If it t has thick gray leaves, it needs medium light. The flowers (colorful “bracts”) of a bromeliad plant fade quickly and the leaves turn pale green if it’s placed in very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. Bromeliad plants are drought resistant succulentLearn the definition of a succulent plant and why they are called a "fat plant."s that like dry soil. These houseplants have very small roots and over-watering is the number one reason bromeliads die. Some have “tanks” that like being filled with water; others have fine hairs on their leaves that enjoy being misted.

There are complete care instructions for bromeliads in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture may be of a different bromeliad variety, but the care is the same.