Size (Can grow to)
The Guzmania is a popular genus of the Bromeliads, and are native to the Americas. Guzmanias form a brightly coloured roset flower that lasts for months, there are many colours, shapes, and sizes available. Like most other Bromeliads, Guzmanias prefer and are happiest in bright, natural indirect light. Make sure you protect them from the direct hot sun as that may burn your Guzmania. In the wild Guzmanias grow in tropical rainforests up in the treetops so they do not require a large amount of potting mix or repotting (the mix is really just in there to keep the plant stable). When the plant has no flower there is a cone that stays full of water, this pool makes a home for frogs and other creatures in the wild. Out of this cone comes the flower. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the cone topped up with water but do not over water as Guzmanias don't like being wet. Once your Guzmania flower has finished (4-6 months) cut it out as low as you can and the plant will develop pups around the base which will overtake the original plant and next time you will get a multi-flowering plant.
We also grow the 130mm Vrisea from the Bromeliad family as part of the GreenHouse Range