Foliage Vrisea's add an element of exoticness to a tropical garden. These shade-loving bromeliads are grown for both their spectacular foliage and long-lasting flower spikes.
They typically have smooth, long flat leaves. The colours range from light green to a dark purple, with many featuring striations on the leaves.
Forming a rosette with their leaves they create a central vase, where their flower spikes rise from. Being mostly epiphytic, these bromeliads take their water and nutrients through this central 'vase'.