The Q&A Archives: Orange Star

Question: My husband bought me an Orange Star plant for mother's day. I need to know when I should repot it as well as general care and what kind of plant food I should get for it.

Answer: Guzmania lingulata is the houseplant called Orange Star. It does best in bright indirect sunlight, near an east or west window and it appreciates high humidity. If you repot, use a rich potting soil or one made for African Violets. Keep the soil evenly moist at all times and feed every 3-4 weeks with a half strength dilution of water soluable fertilizer (such as Miracle Gro). Enjoy your new plant!

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