How to grow Guzmania lingulata Variegated

Guzmania lingulata Variegated growing succulent leaf plant of the genus Guzmania also known as Scarlet star, Guzmania lingulata Variegated perennial evergreen but can be grown as annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green with white or yellow linear stripes the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the edge.

Guzmania lingulata Variegated flower

Flower color is white or yellow and small grow in clusters.

Bracts color red, orange or yellow bracts leaves that looks like the flowers and grow next to the flower.

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Requirements for Guzmania lingulata Variegated growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil or better on tree or woody part, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want to choose the color

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year in tropic, in other climate spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Medium amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Can bloom all year

General information about the flower
Small white or yellow flower grows in clusters, around the flowers grow bracts, in variety of color, color can be: red, yellow or orange.

Scientific name:

Guzmania lingulata variegata

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