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Guzmania: watering, maintenance and lifespan

2024-02-21T05:12:40.113Z

Highlights: Guzmania is native to South and Central America, from the bromeliaceae family. This plant is grown at home as an indoor plant, in the veranda and in the greenhouse. It is characterized by evergreen foliage, arranged in a rosette around a floral stalk, made up of bracts ranging from yellow to red, including pink and orange. Grown indoors, this plant can live between three and four years on average. Around a hundred species of guzmania have been recorded to date.


This plant has a particular flowering. Discover our tips for growing and maintaining it.


Pink, red, yellow, guzmania native to South and Central America, from the bromeliaceae family -like the pineapple-, helps brighten up an interior.

This plant is grown at home as an indoor plant, in the veranda and in the greenhouse.

This exotic plant can reach around forty centimeters.

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Where to place a guzmania?

Guzmania is characterized by evergreen foliage, arranged in a rosette around a floral stalk, made up of bracts ranging from yellow to red, including pink and orange.

It is recommended to place this non-hardy plant in a location away from cold or hot drafts.

Also be sure to install it in an environment where the temperature is around 20°C and the humidity is 70%.

The guzmania actually appreciates places that are both warm and humid.

Finally, its exposure must be to the sun but indirectly.

How often to water a guzmania?

Its maintenance is easy, even for beginners or those who do not have a green thumb.

To maintain the splendor of your guzmania, carry out light and moderate watering from the inside of the rosette, throughout the year.

It is also possible to water it on the surface of the pot.

Space out watering more during the winter.

In summer, in case of extreme heat, you can spray water at the foliage, avoiding the roots.

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Check that there is no stagnant water at the roots, to prevent your guzmania from rotting.

To find out if your guzmania needs water, touch the soil: if it is slightly damp, there is no point in giving it additional water.

It may be that it compensated for the lack of water on its own by absorbing the humidity present in the room.

If the soil is dry, add additional water.

For watering, use mineral water or rainwater.

You can also place clay balls at the bottom of the pot, which must be pierced, for better drainage.

And to also avoid excess water.

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Repotting or cutting: how to do it?

Repotting is not very useful because this plant has few roots.

Once the flower has faded, cut it off.

The guzmania can then produce shoots around the mother plant.

Continue to grow them in rich, well-drained soil.

When they have grown and developed roots, you can collect them with the blade of a knife.

Then plant them individually in a pot.

Be patient as it may take a few years before you see a flower appear.

How long does a guzmania last?

Grown indoors, this plant can live between three and four years on average.

Did you know ?

Around a hundred species of guzmania have been recorded to date.

Can guzmania flower again?

The particularity of guzmania is that its flower only blooms once.

But flowering lasts about a year.

The only solution to make it flower again is to multiply the plant by dividing the suckers!

Source: lefigaro

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