Bromeliad Plant- Guzmania

If you’re tired of buying expensive cut flower arrangements for your dining room table or the reception desk in your office, think about using an easy care Bromeliad plant. There are over 2500 species of bromeliads that are native to North, Central and South America. My favorites varieties of bromeliads are: neoregelia, aechmea, and guzmania. A Bromeliad guzmania plant has long, thin, green. leathery leaves. Brightly colored flowers, really bracts, that can be red, yellow, orange, or even deep purple grow from the center of the plant. You can use a single bromeliad plant or combine three different bromeliads to create your own special arrangement. A bromeliad plant only blooms once indoors, then it’s necessary to propagate a new plant using offsets from the original plant.

Bromeliad guzmania marjan has a large flower with hard yellow petals and long, narrow, plump, grin leaves. Bright red bromeliad guamanians "Rana"       

B. Marjan                       B. Rana                         B. Claret                              B. Sunshine                  B. Queen’s Tears

 

FAQ

Why Do the Blooms on My Bromeliad Plant Start to Fade in a Couple of Weeks? How Can I Get the Flowers to Last Longer?

The blooms (bracts) on bromeliad plant last longer when the plant is kept in a cool, low light area. The warmer and brighter the room, the more quickly the color in the bromeliad plant flowers fades.

I’m Going on Vacation for Three Weeks. Can I Leave My Bromeliad Plant Sitting in Water So They Will Be Okay While I’m Gone?

I wouldn’t recommend leaving a bromeliad plant sitting in water. Keeping the roots constantly wet is a perfect way to kill a bromeliad plant. Water well before you leave and place the plant in a cool, low-light area. The bromeliad plant may dry out a bit, but will survive until you return.

I Just Bought a Bromeliad Plant for My Office and Was Told to Water It by Putting Bottled Water in Its Center Cup? Is This the Right Way to Water a Bromeliad Plant

I think that putting water in the center cup of a bromeliad plant encourages bacterial and fungus infections. Water a bromeliad plant sparingly around the roots. Avoid using water that has passed through a softener or is high in fluoride, chlorine, or salt for a bromeliad plant.