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About Guzmania

Striking bracts grow from the centre of the plant and can be red, yellow, orange or deep purple depending on the species. Leaves are thin and dark green. They cause no injury to their host plant but just use them for support.

The leaves come together to form a star shape in the middle. What is commonly mistaken as the flower on the plant is actually a grouping of modified leaves, called bracts. Nothing beats the ease of bromeliad guzm

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Scarlet star
Maximum Reachable Height 2 feet.
Flower Colour Pink, red, yellow, orange.
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • Guzmanias require low light and should be kept out of direct sunlight.
  • Because these are tropical plants, they benefit from high humidity.,/li>
  • A light mist daily will keep your guzmania looking its best.
  • The guzmania plant can also be grown in a container and is known as a prized houseplant in areas outside of its native region.
  • To pot a guzmania, put some small decorative stones or pieces of pottery in the bottom of a ceramic or terra cotta pot.
  • pot should be heavy, as the guzmania tends to be top heavy.
  • Guzmania houseplant care is easy, which adds to this plant’s popularity.
  • Guzmanias require low light and should be kept out of direct sunlight.
  • Place distilled or filtered water in the central cup of the plant and replace frequently to keep it from rotting.
  • tting mix moist during the spring and the summer months.
  • Guzmanias thrive in temperatures of at least 55 F. (13 C.) or higher.
  • Because these are tropical plants, they benefit from high humidity.
  • mist daily will keep your guzmania looking its best.

    Guzmania care

    The guzmania plant can also be grown in a container and is known as a prized house plant in areas outside of its native region.
    Use plant containers and potting medium that is porous, allowing adequate air circulation and fast drainage.
    You can purchase potting mix specifically designed for bromeliads or you can mix your own using ingredients such as peat moss, vermiculite, and bark.
    Root rot can be avoided with proper watering techniques. Be sure to let the potting mix dry before adding more water.
    Also note that Guzmania tend to be top heavy. You may need to anchor your container with heavy rock in the bottom to prevent your plant from toppling.

    Sunlight Require low light and should be kept out of direct sunlight.
    Watering Keep the soil moist during the spring and the summer months.
    Soil Well-drained soil.
    Temperature Thrive in temperatures of at least 55 F. (13 c.) or higher.
    Fertilizer Add a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the spring and summer and a slow release fertilizer at the end of the summer.

    Guzmania uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Their colorful flower bracts can be found in shopping malls, conservatories and many other plantscapes as well as kitchen tables and office desks

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to care for guzmania plant?

    Consider the following points to the care Guzmania plant. 1. Pot size up to 7 inch upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight-Natural indirect bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.You can use coco chips also. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season spring-summer(February to June).Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture. 6. Repot-When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to revive a guzmania plant?

    To revive a Guzmania plant follow the below points Make sure your Guzmania plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a hot climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    How to water guzmania plant?

    Before water Guzamania plant Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    How to save my guzmania plant?

    Make sure your Guzmania get proper condition as follows 1. Guzmania plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight 2.No need to water Guzmania daily, water Guzmania plant when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. 3. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Can you plant guzmania outside?

    Yes, you can plant Guzmania outside where it will get natural indirect bright light.

    What is a guzmania plant?

    Guzmania is a flowering plant belongs to the Bromeliaceae Family. Guzmania is mainly stemless, evergreen, epiphytic perennial plant.

    How to plant guzmania pups?

    To plant Guzmania pups consider the following points Remove the pups from the mother plant either by pulling away or cutting them off. select the pot size 7-inches upper diameter with a drainage hole. Fill the pot with be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich soil or potting mix. You can also use coco chips. Arrange the pups in the center of the pot. Fill the remaining pot with same soil and water it. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days.

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