Guzmania is one of the easiest bromelias with a large rosette-shaped flower. You see them in the colors yellow, orange, red but beautiful pink and white varieties are also available these days.
Origin mainly from Ecuador and Colombia.
Light: from light to very bright, never expose to direct sunlight.
Ideal temperature: 16-21 ° C
Watering: once a week
Fertilization: not necessary
Place the Guzmania in a well-lit area in the house away from direct afternoon sun. Give the plant water in the chalice, which is the heart of the plant from where the flower grows. From this heart, the plant feeds itself. Once the water is no longer visible, the plant should be watered again.
Nice to know
As soon as the Guzmania flower loses its color and becomes brown, it is slowly dying. Time has come to get a new one as a bromelia blossoms only once. It is however possible that you can see cuttings appear after blossoming. When you water this young plant and after two weeks plant it with its roots in its own pot, you can nurture it into a mature plant. This takes a year before the plant is ready to flower. Now, you can imitate nature. Put a ripe apple in the heart of the plant, cover the plant with a plastic bag and seal it. Let the apple ripen for three weeks in the plant. After eight to sixteen weeks, a new flower will emerge. See all our Guzmania varieties