Bromeliad, Guzmania
Guzmania sprucei

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Guzmania (guz-MAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: sprucei (SPROOS-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Broaddus, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 23, 2005, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have Bromeliad (Guzmania sprucei) that has not bloomed in 2 years. I'll give it an apple!

Positive

On Dec 4, 2004, RxBenson from Pikesville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Received as a gift, in bloom, three years ago. Dimensions are approx. 14" wide by 16" tall, plus the flowering stalk -- add another 8".
The plant requires reservoirs of water in the vase formed by its leaves. The soil is not much more than an anchor-bed for the plant, but should be kept moist, especially in the winter, so that the living support is not lost to drought.
The flower stalk will last almost indefinitely, as the colorful bracts do not drop/fade when the flowers do.
After the bloom cycle is complete -- and sometimes even without one -- the plant will send out plantlets at the base as the old plant slowly dies away. This takes months... Right now I have three huge 'replacements' for the mother plant, all still stuffed into the original pot!
The leathe... read more