Common name: West Indian Tufted Airplant
Origin: Central America, South America
Height at maturity: 40 centimeters
Plant type: flowering plant
Flowering: April to August
Flower color: white red
Type of soil: draining
Watering: moist substrate
Use: indoors, porch, greenhouse, pot
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Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Ornamental plant par excellence, guzmania monostachia is a plant providing leaves in the shape of a rosette in the center of which appear green bracts becoming red supporting white tubular flowers which appear between the bracts.
Plant of small size, 40 centimeters, it must be placed in a bright place but without direct sun. It is important to keep this plant in a temperate to warm place like the one inside our habitats to maximize the flowering period.
Guzmania monostachia requires a permanently humid substrate and watering of the leaves by sprayer every 15 days.