Guzmania hybrid red plant originates from Central and South America and belongs to the Bromeliad family, sharing its botanical kinship with unique plants like air plants, pineapples, and Spanish moss. In its native habitat, Guzmanias are epiphytes, meaning they grow upon other plants.
These remarkable plants typically form rosettes of elongated, slender leaves that can showcase a spectrum of colors, ranging from deep green to captivating variegated patterns. The red variety, as its name suggests, is celebrated for its vibrant red bracts, which enshroud the subtle flowers, crafting a striking contrast with the lush green foliage.
Guzmanias have garnered popularity as houseplants due to their manageable care requirements and enduring blossoms. While they traditionally bloom during spring or summer, the right conditions can lead to year-round flowering. What truly distinguishes Guzmanias is their exceptional range of flower colors, making them a preferred choice for those seeking lively and colorful additions to their indoor plant collection.
These plants have a compact growth habit, rendering them ideal for tabletop or indoor displays, with an average height spanning from 12 to 18 inches.
Guzmania hybrids thrive in bright, indirect light, favoring settings with filtered sunlight or partial shade while avoiding direct, intense sun exposure.
Guzmania hybrids like to be consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the soil moderately, allowing it to dry slightly between waterings.
These plants love well-draining,peat moss-based soil.
Guzmanias love warm and humid conditions, flourishing at indoor temperatures between 65 to 80°F but warrant protection from temperatures dipping below 50°F. Sustaining humidity levels above 50% is pivotal, especially in arid climates or areas with indoor heating.
During the growing season (typically spring and summer), you can nourish your Guzmania with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength, administered around once a month. It's advisable to abstain from fertilization during the dormant winter period.
Guzmania plants pose no significant toxicity risks to either humans or pets. They are delightful choices as beginners and pet-friendly houseplants.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.