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Guzmania lingulata

tongue-shaped guzmania

G. lingulata is an evergreen bromeliad forming rosettes of strap-shaped, glossy bright green leaves, from the centres of which arise short-stemmed spikes of yellow and white flowers with spreading orange or red bracts

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Red White Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
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

Unresolved

Plant range
Tropical America

How to grow

Cultivation

Can be grown under glass in epiphytic bromeliad compost in bright filtered light or epiphytically on artificial tree branches. When in growth mist daily with soft water in the early morning and keep barely moist (no misting) in winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 27°C or remove offsets in mid spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

mealybugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free

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