Vreisea saundersii Mini
Vriesea leaves are always spineless, many have beautiful patterning and a wide array of colours.
Bromeliads are suited for use in forest set ups, the Vreisea saundersii Mini being no exception. They can be grown attached to rocks or branches, or in a well drained soil. Planting these plants in waterlogged conditions will cause them to quickly rot as their roots are used for attachment rather than collecting water or nutrients.
They are easily scorched by hot lights so plant them in a fairly bright position, but out of direct light. They will also tolerate shade. Most of the water and nutrients these plants require are absorbed by the leaves in the centre of the leaf whorl, where it forms a natural bowl. This central cup needs to be kept filled with water, which will happen naturally with spray systems. The occasional dead insect or dropping will decompose to provide nutrients.