Guzmania Bromeliad Yellow - 4" Pot

$21.00

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You will receive 1 happy and healthy 4" potted Yellow Bromeliad

Guzmania bromeliads are stunning tropical-looking houseplants. They feature long, narrow, shiny green leaves that arise from a deep center stalk called the central cup.  Their large and showy flower petals (bracts).  It can take many years for the flower, but once it flowers it can last for a long period.   Guzmania are not difficult bromeliads to grow, they will reward you with many weeks of color with little or no effort.

 

Growing Conditions:

  • Light:  Indirect light is best.  Do not expose to bright sun
  • Water: Keep water in the central cup. Change water frequently to prevent rot. Avoid tap water if possible. During colder weather, they can be watered lightly in the soil 
  • Temperature: Aim for at least 55 F or higher. These are warm-house bromeliads that appreciate high humidity and warmth.
  • Soil: Any soil mix will work fine. These are technically 'air plants' that use their roots for support.
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize very sparingly with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season

Propagation:

After the flower bract dies back, cut it off low in the cup. The mother plant will soon begin to die back, and new plantlets will emerge. When the new plantlets are a few inches tall, and the mother plant is looking ragged, cut the mother plant back at soil level, being careful not to damage the young offspring. These new bromeliads can be potted up individually in small pots or left to form a clump. Make sure newly potted bromeliads are well supported; they tend to fall over as the root systems are weak at first.

 

Re-potting:

Mature bromeliads should not be re-potted. Smaller bromeliads can be potted into small containers until they are established then moved into 4-inch or 6-inch pots until they flower. Be aware that a mature guzmania is a fairly top-heavy plant and will tip over in a standard plastic pot. Make sure the pot is well-weighted.