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PlantFiles: Scarlet Star Guzmania
Guzmania lingulata

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Guzmania (guz-MAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lingulata (lin-gyoo-LAH-tuh) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive KiMFDiM On Aug 31, 2005, KiMFDiM from Alden, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

In Western New York, I keep it in the light shade in the summer outside. During winter, it comes in the house by a south window...watering as in summer.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Hollywood, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Alden, New York
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas



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