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Guzmania

 

Guzmania

Guzmania are evergreen epiphytes that grow on other plants. The leaves are long and slender and grow in a rosette. Flowers come in a variety of colours including yellow, white, pink, red and orange and grow on stalks. The plant dies after it has produced its flowers in summer, but new plants can easily be propagated from the offsets which appear as the parent plant dies.

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plant Features
  • Guzmania likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Guzmania likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Guzmania is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Guzmania likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Guzmania

Latin name

Guzmania

type

Flowering plant

family

Bromeliaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Guzmania likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Guzmania is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Guzmania likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Guzmania likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Guzmania is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Guzmania

Guzmania are evergreen epiphytes that grow on other plants. The leaves are long and slender and grow in a rosette. Flowers come in a variety of colours including yellow, white, pink, red and orange and grow on stalks. The plant dies after it has produced its flowers in summer, but new plants can easily be propagated from the offsets which appear as the parent plant dies.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Pots and potting media can directly affect the moisture levels in the bromeliad. Plastic pots tend to hold moisture for a longer period of time. If you are in an arid region or raising your bromeliad in a heated home, you may want to consider a plastic container to house your plant in. Un-glazed clay pots are porous and allow water to seep out. If you are living in a very humid area, you may want to consider this type of container so your plant doesn’t stay overly wet. You will want to make sure that there is some sort of saucer or pad underneath to catch the seeping water otherwise you could end up damaging the the floor or furniture the pot sits on. Regardless the type of container, never use soil when potting your bromeliad. It is too dense and will not allow for the quick drainage that bromeliads require. Instead, use potting mixes specially formulated for bromeliads or mix your own using porous materials.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

These are pretty easy to propagate, the main plant will send out small off sets around its base, when these have developed small roots they can be cut off and potted up.

 
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