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PlantFiles: Bromeliad, Guzmania
Guzmania 'Samba'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Guzmania (guz-MAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Samba

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Chartreuse/Yellow
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Jan 30, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This Guzmania has a beautiful inflorescence of chartreuse with a rosey glow. The tiny white flowers are almost hidden between these colorful bracts. One of my favorites.



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