Torch Guzmania Bromeliad flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 24 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 10
A stunning indoor accent plant featuring bright red flower spikes with yellow tips; blooms last a long time; place in a bright area, but away from direct sunlight; an easy care, low maintenance plant
Features & Attributes
Torch Guzmania Bromeliad features showy spikes of cherry red flowers with yellow tips rising above the foliage from early spring to late winter. Its large sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an indistinguished habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Torch Guzmania Bromeliad can be expected to grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --
-- THIS IS A TROPICAL PLANT AND SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --