Guzmania (Vase Plant/Scarlet Star) - Assorted

Guzmania Mixed Bromeliad 140 mm
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Guzmania (Vase Plant/Scarlet Star) - Assorted

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Guzmania, commonly called the vase plant or scarlet star is a fairly easy to grow medium-sized bromeliad. They have long, strappy lush green leaves with colourful rosette-shaped bracts that will eventually produce small white flowers. The bracts come in a range of colours and give a tropical vibe year-round. Guzmania can be grown both indoors and outdoor. They do best in bright, indirect sunlight, but will even tolerate low or artificial light. The flower spike will last for several months, but after that unfortunately the mother plant will die, but it should have left behind pups. After a Guzmania plant blooms and the mother plant dies back, with a pair of sharp and sterile garden scissors, carefully remove as much of the spent foliage as possible without harming the pups. This will ensure that the pups have enough space to grow. Pro tip: Read the watering instructions below. Add a drop of oil or spent coffee grounds in the central vase if the water gets infested with mosquitoes.

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade, Bright indirect sunlight, Medium indirect sunlight, and Low light tolerant

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: Water the potting mix thoroughly and wait until the mix is nearly completely dry before watering again. This plant mostly absorbs water and nutrients from the air rather than its roots. Ensure the 'central vase' is always topped up with water. Replace this water at least once a month to ensure it does not rot.

Soil: Orchid potting mix

Skill level: Intermediate

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Mealybug, spider mites, heart rot (keep the water in the inner vase fresh and do not overwater the plant to prevent this.)

Mature height: 60 cm

Mature width: 60 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Glossy green

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Red, yellow, orange or pink bracts with white flowers

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Flowering season: A bromeliad will bloom only once throughout its lifespan following which the mother plant will die back, but its pups will continue to grow.

Fruit: No

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