Guzmania

Guzmania spp.

profile iconGuzmania lingulata im Palmengarten Frankfurt
by Maulaff (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconGuzmania lingulata im Palmengarten Frankfurt
by Maulaff (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 12
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 with soft water, ideally in the early morning.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Southern US, Central America, the North and West regions of South America and the Caribbean

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Bromeliaceae

Flower colour

Yellow, Red
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