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Tongue-shaped guzmania

Guzmania lingulata

This evergreen bromeliad forms rosettes of strap-shaped, glossy bright green leaves. From the centre of the plant arise short-stemmed spikes of yellow and white flowers with spreading orange or red bracts

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Remove off sets in mid spring.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Tropical America

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance plant that tolerates central heating making if a popular choice for houseplants.

Personality

Family
Bromeliaceae
Flower colour
Yellow, White
Scent
None

Problems

Mealybugs may be a problem but generally disease free

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