Guzmania | 12cm | Houseplant

Guzmania lingulata

Guzmanias are part of the Bromeliad family, and are some of the most striking-looking plants in the world. The beautiful colourful flower-shaped protrusion is not actually a flower, but a bract. Each plant will produce one long-lasting bract, often featuring incredibly striking colours like red, orange and yellow.

They are easy to look after and ideal for beginners! 

Also known as: Scarlet Star, Bromeliad

Comes in a 12cm nursery pot, ceramic pot not included.

Choose your perfectly fitted pot

Granada Ceramic Pot | 12cm | Terracotta brown
Stockholm Ceramic Pot | 13cm | Blue
Rio Ceramic Pot | 12cm
Crete Ceramic Pot | 12cm

Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Guzmania lingulata



Plant Type

Tropical epiphyte

Pet Safe




How to care for your Guzmania | 12cm | Houseplant

Native habitat

Guzmanias are native to wide range of habitats from Florida to the Andean Rainforests.

Light and position in the home

Although Guzmania can tolerate lower light levels it will be happiest when a bright, indirect spot. Preferably an East/West facing window.


Your Guzmania absorbs water though its leaves and centre rosette. Avoid watering with cold water and apply to the rosette, trying your best not to wet the bract (the 'flower'). It is a fairly drought tolerant plant, so avoid overwatering or allowing water to sit in the rosette.

Guzmania | 12cm | Houseplant
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