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Flowering Plants

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Flaming Sword Bromeliad (13 of 15)

Produces spikes of red bracts with yellow flowers in summer
Plant in bright to partial shade
Plant in standard bromeliad epiphytic potting mix or on a tree where hardy
Prefers warm temperatures from 70-85 degrees and high humidity
Keep rosettes filled with water during growing season, barely moist in winter
Height: to 3 feet; width: to 1 foot
Patio or Houseplant in zones 2-9
Hardy in USDA zones 10-11:
Zones 2-9: Container grow plant and keep indoors or in heated greenhouse; move outside when temperatures remain above 65 degrees; place by bright window with high humidity during cold weather.
Zone 10: Plant in spring in partial shade protected from hot sun; mulch to conserve moisture; keep rosettes filled with water; water lightly during winter months.
Zone 11: Plant in spring in partial shade protected from hot sun; mulch to conserve moisture; keep rosettes filled with water; water lightly during winter months.

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