plantladylin said:Hi Amber, what a lovely Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata) I wonder if perhaps the browning of the leaves is due to a bit too much water? My eyes aren't the best but the soil looks to be fairly wet. Guzmania like high humidity and moist (but not soggy) soil and good air circulation. I know it's hard sometimes to find a proper balance, especially when growing indoors. Keep about an inch of water in the rosette/cup but be sure to empty it each week and replace with fresh water to keep it from becoming stagnant. The Scarlet Star usually lives five or six years but thank goodness they produce pups! The pups can be removed and potted up separately when they are about 3 to 4 inches in height. Plant them in a well draining potting medium and keep the soil damp.
The new growth you see emerging between the leaves may very well be another bloom stalk.
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