Plant your Vriesea in rich, high-quality potting soil. Use a soil that drains well but absorbs enough water to stay moist. To make your own soil mix, combine 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part garden soil and 2 parts peat.
Maintain temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees F. Vriesea plants are tropical, so you’ll need to keep them as indoor plants in most climates. Exposure to bright, indirect sunlight is best.
Keep humidity levels high by misting the Vriesea plant with warm water. Place a drainage dish filled with pebbles and water under the pot. Make sure the pot is not sitting directly in the water.
Water your Vriesea plant with warm water regularly to keep the soil moist. You can cut back on watering during the winter months.
Feed your Vriesea plant every 8 months. Make sure you use a fertilizer that is lime-free and water-soluble.