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Guzmania sp., Bromeliad
Guzmania 'Candy'

Guzmania sp.

Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowers

The Guzmania family is the most commercialised bromeliad flower crop in Europe and quickly increasing this status to the rest of the world. Their popularity is obvious as their flowers are extremely colorful, exquisite and long lasting. They have flamboyant colors that glow, exotic blooms. The flowers can be tucked into the shinny green rosette or extend dominantly above the foliage. The large and brightly colored, very long lasting bracts hold the magnitude of tiny flowers. Guzmania lingulata is a very striking species, ideal for landscaping. The dark green leaves display dark reddish coloring in the center of the rosettes. The plants large foliage rosette has up to thirty leaves, all beautifully marked very slightly. Guzmania lingulata grows 12" diameter and 25" high, either planted in the ground, a rockery, or in a medium sized pot.

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