Guzmania 'Hope' - PlantGuzmania sp 'Hope'
A very striking Bromeliad!
This magnificent bromeliad originates from South and Central America and the Caribbean region. The striking red flowers with white tips really make this plant a stunner for the home blooming for several months. An easy plant to care for.Show more
Show morePlant the bromeliad as soon as possible after receipt. Choose a planter with holes in the base and with a saucer to catch drained off water. Fill your pot with fresh potting compost and stand the Guzmania at the correct depth in the pot. Add more potting compost and press it all firmly down. Water generously, immediately after planting, and then stand the pot in a warm sunny spot out of full sun. Alternatively you may use a decorative planter with an inner pot.
Show more'Hope' Guzmania is a very easily cared for bromeliad requiring little or no maintenance. Water the middle of the rosette as well as the soil, preferably with nice soft rainwater. The water in between the leaves will stay for a while. No need to feed especially. This bromeliad will enjoy and ideal temperature of between 16 and 24 degrees centigrade.
Show moreThis bromeliad will look magnificent in your living room. From the rosette of greyish-green striped leaves, a large plume of pink bracts will appear. When watering, water into the heart of the plant where the leaves form a funnel shape which acts as a reservoir - water is collected here. Guzmania ‘Ostara' only flowers once but the blooms stay on the plant for 3 to 6 months.
After flowering is over, the bromelia will make new offshoots that (in perfect conditions) will also flower. Once the new offshoots are large enough they can be detached from the mother plant and transplanted, the mother plant will eventually die.
Guzmania is classified as Bromeliaceae – a very extensive family of tropical plants with many varieties in all shapes and colours. Many are epiphytic (grow on trees). One of the well-known specimens of the bromeliads family is the pineapple!