i would like to know the name
it has a yellow and orange stalk with green palm like branches
Drought Smart Plants reply;
This is a Bromeliad, most likely a form of Tillandsia cyanea which sometimes also goes by the name of Quill plant.
As yours is currently in full bloom, you can expect it to bloom again in three to five years, given the right care.
These plants are divided into two categories; those that have soft leaves require less bright conditions, and those with stiff leaves need to be in a bright window for part of the day at least. Depending on which kind of leaves your plant has can help give it the right kind of conditions.
They all require higher humidity than many other succulents, as they originate high in the tree tops in warm humid jungles.
They have very poor root systems, and this is a problem if the top gets very heavy. Make sure that they are out of the way of traffic patterns in your house to avoid knocking them out of their pots.
Once they bloom, that part of the plant will die, leaving behind some younger 'pups' at the base of the adult plant. These can be carefully cut away, and grown on in a separate pot.
Potting soil for Bromeliads has to be extremely fast draining, and in fact, they do very well in bark based soil mixes that are specifically for orchids. Never use lime in the soil mix.
Water with rainwater or distilled water, as they are extremely sensitive to minerals in their water. Chlorine, or the salts from a water softener is bound to kill them.
Good luck with your Bromeliad!
Click here to post comments.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How?
Simply click here to return to Succulent Plant Identification.