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PlantFiles: Variegated Guzmania
Guzmania 'Kapoho Fire'

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral macybee 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 MotherNature4 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.


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

Bartow, Florida

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