family of bromeliads.Rhode Vries.The natural climatic conditions for most types of moist subtropical South America.

characteristic shorter stems with pronounced rosette of leaves, poor root development.Most of the species are epiphytes.

most commonly cultivated species of the following: * Vries brilliant Epiphyte, which can exist as a terrestrial plant, wide outlet, funnel-prominent, yazychkovidnye leaves, with brownish green (sometimes reddish) strips, there are other color options.Inflorescences spike ( "scallops"), the flowers are yellow with bright red bracts, which keep the plant decorative appearance for a long time after the end of flowering itself.Vries deadrise ♦ Differs from the preceding species

self-colored leaves of light green color.Vries Sanders * Mainly terrestrial plant.Leaves in the outlet line, bluish-green with bright brown spots.Inflorescence paniculate, yellow flowers, bracts yellow-green.The requirement to moisture: except for a water-loving Vries Sanders requiring summer water

ing at least once every three days, in the case of content on the Earth-like substrate is preferably moderate watering, otherwise they are replaced by spraying, which can not be carried out during flowering.Epiphytic forms during active growth time of 10 days is removed from the support and spaced immersed in water to saturation and then returned to the space.In winter, the amount of water consumed is reduced.

Temperature: grows best at temperatures of about 18 SS, can carry on the short-term lowering the temperature to 13 ° C.After transplantation of desirable higher temperatures (22 - 26 ° C), preferably with the lower heating.

Light mode: unpretentious, but does not like direct light (with a very bright light changing color of the leaves).Best of all feeling in the eastern and western exposures.

requirement substrate: eiifitnye forms can be cultured on a piece of bark on decorative snags or on the substrate, the main component of which is shredded bark mixed with peat, leaf earth and manure with the addition of charcoal pieces, when grown in pots and similar containersdrainage needs.In large compositions can be placed in the old hollow trees actually in holes or crevices in a specially made.In the summer need fertilizing with mineral fertilizers, in the fall (by flowering) it should be stopped.Sanders

Vries cultured in zemlesmesi with prevalence (compared with the named above) fiber of humus with addition of a relatively small amount of sand.

reproduction: the offspring during the transplant (in March), at least - seeds.

Features: after flowering is not desirable to cut the dead sockets.He does not tolerate drafts.