How to grow Guzmania torch

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

Leaves color green the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the edge.

Guzmania torch flower

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

Bracts color red with yellow in the top the bracts looks like torch with flame.

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Requirements for Guzmania torch 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:
Spring / Summer (indoor can be all year)

General information about the flower
Small white or yellow flower grow in clusters inside the bracts, bracts color red with yellow in the top the bracts looks like torch with flame.

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