'Flaming Sword'

Vriesea 'Era'

Vriesea Era is a striking bromeliad with a hot red central flower. Epiphytes from South America, bromeliads grow on other trees and their vibrant flowers last for several months.

Bromeliads were introduced to Europe in the 19th century and have been a popular houseplant ever since; the Flaming Sword is definitely one of the most striking.


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Why Hutch selects me

Bromeliads tolerate a range of light levels and are very easy to care for. They are notorious for throwing out pups (baby plants), once their flower stem dies back; once you buy one bromeliad, you should never need to purchase another again!

How to look after me

Watering: Keep the central well topped up with water once a week; soak to soil once a month

Light: Bright Indirect - also tolerates slightly shady and some direct sun

Why I'm unique

We work hard to provide a clear photograph and description of your chosen plant. However, all plants are unique and, whilst the pot size remains the same, there is always variation in size and shape from one plant to the next.



Standard UK delivery- £4.95

Local Delivery (EX1, EX2, EX4 only) - £2.50

Click & Collect - Free

Please note that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst we will work hard to avoid delays, customers should allow extra time on all orders.

Standard UK Delivery

All orders should be expected to arrive within 2-5 working days, however delivery times are not guaranteed. All orders outside of our local delivery area are shipped using the Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. Shipping takes place Monday - Friday and any orders placed over the weekend will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday.

Local Delivery

Residents living within 5 miles of our Exeter store, simply select Local Delivery at the checkout. Once your order is placed, you will be contacted to notify you of a delivery day.

Please note, there are a limited number of local slots available; specific time requests are not possible.

Delivery instructions are provided at your own risk and discretion. Hutch cannot accept liability for any parcels left in accordance with any specific instructions (e.g leave outside or with neighbour).

Click & Collect

Customers are able to collect their orders for free from our Exeter store. You will be sent a notification email once your order is ready to collect; please have this with you when you pop along to collect your order.

During Lockdown 2.0, we are open for collections 11-3 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For collections outside of these hours, please contact us in advance of placing your order.