Purple Guzmania Bromeliad

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  • Bold, Purple Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24 Inches
  • Pet Safe

Bromeliads are stunning plants that are easy to maintain. Sword-shaped dark-green foliage gently arches and grows around a central indentation or cup. This plant blooms, but the flowers are not very showy. What is showy are the leaves that surround the small blooms, which turn a bright purple. The Purple Guzmania Bromeliad will self-propagate after it blooms and set new plants before dying back. This tropical stunner is a distant relative to the pineapple.

Best Locations For Growing Purple Guzmania Bromeliad

The Purple Guzmania Bromeliad makes an excellent addition to any space in need of bold color and lush greenery. Indirect light and increased humidity are best for this plant, so a spot with extra dampness in the air is a good fit. 

Purple Guzmania Bromeliad Sunlight Requirements

The Purple Guzmania Bromeliad needs medium to bright indirect light. Choose a spot several feet back from a sunny window or closer to a window that receives less light. Too much light can scorch the foliage, and plants in low light may not push out new growth.

Purple Guzmania Bromeliad Care

Bromeliads set flowers, and after they are done blooming, the plant will produce offshoots or pups. Once the new plants are established, they can be removed from the main plant. The parent plant will die back a short time later.

Watering Purple Guzmania Bromeliad

The foliage of the Purple Guzmania Bromeliad grows around a central cup. In nature, the plant would collect rainwater in the cup, but as a houseplant, you water the plant by filling the cup. Let the cup dry out and fill it about halfway. Do not fill the cup to the top.

Feeding Purple Guzmania Bromeliad

Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once in the spring. Feeding the plant at the start of the growing season helps support new growth. Hold off on applying fertilizer during the fall and winter if the plant is not actively growing.

Purple Guzmania Bromeliad Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 24 inches
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Purple
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
Humidity: Moderate To High
Common Name: Purple Guzmania Bromeliad
Other Name(s): Bromeliad Guzmania, Vase Plant
Scientific Name: Guzmania lingulata
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

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