Guzmania

Meet the plant

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Name
Guzmania
Origin
The Guzmania predominantly grows in the north-west of South America and in the Caribbean; mostly in tropical rain forests. There it grows on trees, where they get more light; the Guzmania extracts moisture and nutrition from the air.

Their tropical roots make Guzmanias excellent survivors and therefore, they require little maintenance.
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A bright spot, never expose to direct sunlight
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1x per week in the heart of the plant
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14-30 ° C
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Not necessary

Meet the plant

This tropical beauty has a captivating effect on its entire environment. The most striking features of the Guzmania are brightly coloured bracts that grow from a beautiful rosette. Between the bracts, it has small unique flowers. The Guzmania is available in many colours and colour variations, such as yellow, red, orange, white, pink or two-tone

Nice to know

This plant was named after the Spaniard who discovered it: Antonino Guzman. He was a pharmacist, botanist and collector of historical objects. From around the year 1900, the first varieties were imported into Europe.

Place the Guzmania in a well-lit area in the house away from direct afternoon sun. Give the plant water in the chalice, which is the heart of the plant from where the flower grows. From this heart, the plant feeds itself. Once the water is no longer visible, the plant should be watered again.

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