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Scientific Name: Guzmania lingulata
Pronunciation: guz-MAN-ee-uh lin-gyoo-LAH-tuh
Common Name: scarlet star
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves linear yet wide, whroled; inflorescence is a corymb preceded by coloured bracts with a tubular, upright growth.
Course(s): HORT 1155


Habit: Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Central America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure:
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
scarlet star
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Red
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Margins:

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Corymb
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Additional Info: may flower at other times

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Succulent leaves


Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot
 
Location(s):
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