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A picture of a Guzmania

Guzmania

Guzmania spp.

Guzmania lingulata im Palmengarten Frankfurt by Maulaff (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1.2m

20cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

A photo of Guzmania
Guzmania conifera (flower) - Botanical Garden Cologne
Guzmania conifera
Guzmania lingulata (2)
Guzmania species

Overview

Guzmania is a genus of stemless evergreen perennial flowering plants in the Bromeliaceae family, native to the Southern US, Central America, the North and West regions of South America and the Caribbean. There are around 167 species in this genus, and they are characterised by their rosettes of tough, strap-shaped leaves and spikes of tubular flowers with showy bracts. Most cultivated forms are epiphytic and should be grown in bromeliad compost and misted using soft water. It is advised to mist daily, ideally in the early morning.

Common problems

Propagation

Division

Remove offsets in spring.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves