Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

Guzmania lingulata

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Guzmania lingulata is an evergreen bromeliad that forms showy rosettes of strap-shaped, glossy bright green leaves. From the centre of the plant arises short-stemmed spikes of yellow and white flowers with spreading orange or red leaves surrounding them, termed bracts.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Remove off sets in mid spring.

Special features

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Tropical America.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance plant that tolerates central heating making if a popular choice for houseplants.

Personality

Family

Bromeliaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, White

Scent

None

Problems

Mealybugs may be a problem but generally disease free.
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