Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Colorful bracts in colors of green, red, orange maroon or yellow.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy-white to yellowish white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


Plant Events from our members
skylark On November 10, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
pup fully grown, old crown still holding up
skylark On April 10, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
the new pup is emerging at the very bottom
skylark On November 24, 2015 Bloomed
the inflorescence is emerging!
skylark On May 9, 2015 Transplanted
into 6" pot in jungle mix on water-wick. removed declined old crown.
stands 28" high from soil level. still growing. tends to quill.
skylark On February 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
new pup still growing - 26" high leaves
skylark On July 1, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
pup fully grown to 19".
skylark On March 1, 2014 Bloomed
cut off the inflo stalk. the pup is about 6" high
skylark On December 15, 2013 Obtained plant
in bloom
sunkissed On March 12, 2016 Obtained plant
Bought this with the cute little frog pot at Leu Gardens annual plant sale. Has four pups around the base.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Bromeliad Pups: Your opinions please? by LadyChilli Aug 23, 2019 5:31 AM 37
April 2019 Bromeliads by ScotTi May 13, 2019 12:00 PM 143
Mystery brom by Gina1960 Feb 14, 2019 3:12 PM 5
Guzmania by ScotTi Aug 22, 2019 6:43 AM 35
Trying to ID some Bromeliads by tx_flower_child Jun 24, 2018 8:27 PM 0
Bromeliad by dawiz1753 Nov 24, 2017 12:02 AM 3
Please help ID the epiphyte by thepegasus Jul 9, 2016 7:34 AM 3
Bromeliad (Guzmania); for ID by DogsNDaylilies Aug 11, 2015 6:30 PM 5
(Guzmania lingulata) by piksihk Jun 6, 2015 11:51 AM 3
Scarlet Star Bromeliad questions by anmiller86 Jun 13, 2017 2:10 AM 8

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