Tufted Airplant (Guzmania)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


A How-To Guide for Propagating BromeliadsA How-To Guide for Propagating Bromeliads
January 3, 2012

When it comes to separating a bromeliad offset, often called a pup, from the mother plant, many people develop a case of "separation anxiety." I know I did. While it isn't terribly difficult to do, there are some basic guidelines to follow in order to achieve success.

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Plant Events from our members
NikkiGerena On June 17, 2017 Plant emerged
Another pup emerged. The plant doesn't look good right now though, so I'm not sure it will grow enough to separate before I have to get rid of the whole thing.
NikkiGerena On June 4, 2017 Transplanted
Transplanted the pup. I'm hoping the plant gives me another pup or two.
NikkiGerena On April 6, 2017 Plant emerged
A pup is just starting to grow.
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