Vriesea ‘Splenriet’, a hybrid of Vriesea splendens that is also known as flaming sword, is ideal for novice gardeners. As a member of the bromeliad family, this plant is epiphytic in nature (meaning that it extracts nutrients from the air) and is super-easy to care for. Bromeliad blooms last for an average of 3-6 months, making them some of the longest-flowering plants.
The flaming sword is unusual looking and quite distinct from typical office and indoor plants. The spikey foliage is unusually attractive, but it is the flat, colourful, sword-like blooms for which the plant is most highly prized.