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Variegated Guzmania
Guzmania 'Kapoho Fire'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 8, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

They require a position in part-shade in a well-drained compost. Water moderately during the growing season, less at other times, but always keep the leaf vases filled with water. If potting, leave enough room for just one year's growth and then repot. They make good indoor or greenhouse plants where they need plenty of indirect light. Fertilize only when in full growth, during the warmer months. Propagate from seed or offsets in spring or summer.

Positive

On Jun 5, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The original Guzmania 'Kapoho Fire' has plain green leaves, not variegated. The inflorescence on my photo has been on this plant since February. It has been 3 months. This one is grown in a shade house. It is reliable and will probably begin to have pups soon.