Bromeliad - 'Guzmania'

Description

The Bromeliad 'Guzmania' plant is an easy-to-care-for house plant that provides long-lasting color. This plant displays green leaves with bracts that grow from its center. The  bracts of a Bromeliad may be red, yellow, orange, or deep purple, depending on the species. Leaves of Bromeliads are thin and dark green. These plants prefer low light and have the added bonus of being friendly to all your four-legged friends. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Bromeliad 
  • Common Name: Guzmania
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: South Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers low light
  • Water: Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It is a good indication to give it water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in spring and summer and reduce the frequency during the winter months.
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: Temperature should not go below 55F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth. 
  • Feeding:  Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the spring and summer and a slow release fertilizer at the end of the summer.
  • Propagation: Remove offsets 
  • Pests: Look out for scale, spider mites and mealybugs.
  • Toxicity: Bromeliad are non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants, we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets

 

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