Scarlet Star Guzmania
Guzmania lingulata

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.