Guzmania Red – Guzmania Lingulata | Special Ceramic Pot
Guzmania Red – Guzmania Lingulata is a genus of over 120 species of flowering plants in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. They are mainly stemless, evergreen, epiphytic perennials native to Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, and northern and western South America.
Striking bracts grow from the center of the plant and can be red, yellow, orange, or deep purple depending on the species. Leaves are thin and dark green. They cause no injury to their host plant, but instead just use them for support. The leaves collect rainwater and the plant receives nourishment in its natural environment from decomposing leaves and droppings from monkeys and birds.
Growing Guzmania Bromeliads
The guzmania plant can also be grown in a container and is known as a prized houseplant in areas outside of its native region. To pot a guzmania, put some small, decorative stones or pieces of pottery in the bottom of a ceramic or terra cotta pot. The pot should be heavy, as the guzmania tends to be top heavy. Place a potting medium that is specifically designed for orchids on top of the stones and plant your guzmania in the pot.
Care of Guzmanias
Guzmania houseplant care is easy, which adds to this plant’s popularity.
Guzmanias prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light than many other bromeliads.
Place distilled or filtered water in the central cup of the plant and replace frequently to keep it from rotting. Keep the potting mix moist during the spring and the summer months.
Guzmanias thrive in temperatures of at least 55 F. (13 C.) or higher. Because these are tropical plants, they benefit from moderate-to-high humidity. A light mist daily will keep your guzmania looking its best.
Add a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the spring and summer and a slow release fertilizer at the end of the summer.
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