If you want to add a striking display to your home that will impress anyone who enters your home, then the Vriesea fosteriana ‘Red Chestnut’ is just the plant for you. This tropical houseplant is a member of the bromeliad family, and its long sword-like foliage grows in a fountain-like structure from a central stem, giving it a tall and wide display. Each leaf will change shape as it ages, starting a red, blush colour that slowly fades to reveal a pattern of green and white stripes that run down the length of the foliage. The inside of the leaves will typically be a glossy block green colour that adds another layer to the overall display. This easy to look after plant is a striking addition to any space
How to look after your Vriesea fosteriana ‘Red Chestnut’
You should place your red chestnut in a space that receives bright, but indirect light throughout the day. Too much light will burn the leaves, but not enough lives will make the patterns on the leaves will fade. Bromeliad plants are watered very differently from other plants as their roots are only there to give support to the plant. The plant will take in almost all its moisture from the well in the middle of the leaves. You should add water to this well about once a week when it begins to dry out. You should also water the soil lightly to keep it moist as it encourages more root growth. Between April and October, you should add a little bit of diluted, acidic fertiliser to your water to help the plant grow at its best and the leaves to be as vibrant as possible.
- Our plants are provided in a plastic nursery pot. Any decorative pots or props are not included.
- This plant is not for consumption