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Guzmania 'Mirador'PBR
  • RHS AGM

guzmania 'Mirador'

An evergreen, epiphytic bromeliad, with funnel-shaped rosettes of long, strappy leaves. Produces upright flower stems of small yellow flowers surrounded by large, bright, greenish yellow bracts in summer

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Bromeliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Guzmania are stemless evergreen perennials forming a rosette of leathery strap-shaped leaves, with spikes of tubular white or yellow flowers and showy bracts, in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a loam-free, free draining potting mix, such as a mix of fine bark, perlite and coir fibre, or grow epiphytically on artificial tree branches. Position in bright, filtered light and mist daily with rainwater when in growth. See bromeliad cultivation for more detailed advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 27°C (81°F), or by division. Seedlings may take years to flower. Guzmania are monocarpic and will die down after flowering, but usually go on to produce offsets that can be removed and grown separately. As this plant is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights, any propagation should be for personal rather than commercial use

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Houseplants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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