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Guzmania hybrid/Hybrid Guzmania Bromeliad

Guzmania hybrid / Guzmania hybrid
A guzmania hybrid growing in a planted in an airport
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A guzmania hybrid growing in a planted in an airport

White flowers arise in the base of colorful leaves

Leaves or bracts may remain colorful for many weeks

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Scientific Name: Guzmania hybrid
Common Name: Hybrid Guzmania Bromeliad
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Bromeliads are epiphytic plants that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain. The media on which they must be light, loose and well aerated. They generally do not flower for several years after the young plants are separated from the mother plant. The true flowers are relatively small and do not provide the significant color that one wants from bromeliads. Rather, the color is from the upper leaves of the plant, which are very colorful about the time the true flowers appear. Bromeliads of many kinds are grown in containers and as house plants.