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Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

Guzmania lingulata

Also known as

Droophead Tufted Air plant, Scarlet Star

Guzmania lingulata (3) by Prenn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Tongue-Shaped Guzmania Overview

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.

Common problems with Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

How to harvest Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

Seed

Division

Remove off sets in mid spring.

Special features of Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Tongue-Shaped Guzmania

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

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