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