“Flaming Sword’ bromeliad (Vriesea splenreit)

The bright orange spear is not a flower. It is formed from colorful, modified leaves called bracts. They last for many, many months. The actual flowers are the small, pale yellow tubes arising from between the bracts. The flowers are short-lived and will be gone in a matter of weeks.

“Flaming Sword’ bromeliad (Vriesea splenreit)