Gorgeous Guzmanias

Guzmania Limones


Guzmanias are a genus within the Bromeliad family.  They are grown primarily  for their attractive flowers that emerge from the rosette of leaves, and that can last several months!

These tropical beauties like heat, bright indirect light, and humidity. While these specimens depicted were growing and bloomed by the US Botanical Gardens, there are many smaller growing hybrids that are popular as house plants. Guzmanias are often used in office  interiors in mass plantings where their flame colored bracts and blooms provide a rare burst of color.

Most guzmanias that you will find have plain foliage, but there are exceptions such as the stunning specimen shown below which is attractive even when not in bloom!  If you have guzmanias in your house4plant collection, be sure to keep the central vase filled with water and occasionally add a little dilute flowering plant fertilizer to keep your plants blooming.

Guzmania Marina