Vriesea Christiane belongs to the bromeliad family and is native to the lush rainforests of Central and South America. It was named after Christiane Ledger, daughter of the Belgian botanist and horticulturist, Charles Ledger.
This bromeliad is renowned for its striking foliage. Its leaves form an elegant rosette with a central, trumpet-shaped bract that showcases vibrant and lasting colors. The bract has shades of red, pink, or even orange, adding a burst of tropical charm to your home.
Like other bromeliads, Vriesea Christiane has a unique life cycle. It only produces a single flower throughout its entire life, which makes this flower even more special. When the flowering stage is done, it creates new plants called "pups." These pups sprout as new shoots from the base and can be used for propagation.
Vriesea Christiane is a relatively easy-care plant, making it a good choice for most plant enthusiasts including beginners. Vriesea Christiane is compact and well-suited to indoor spaces. It typically remains relatively small, making it a perfect choice for tabletops, shelves, or as part of a larger plant arrangement.
Place your Vriesea Christiane in bright, indirect sunlight. It enjoys filtered light or partial shade. Avoid direct sun exposure, as it can scorch the leaves.
Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has proper drainage to prevent overwatering.
A well-draining, acidic potting mix, such as one designed for bromeliads or orchids, works well. Repotting is generally not needed frequently.
Maintain indoor temperatures between 65°F to 75°F for optimal growth. Protect it from drafts and temperature extremes. Vriesea Christiane thrives in moderate to high humidity levels (about 50%). Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain suitable moisture levels.
Feed your plant with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via email@example.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.