Scientific Name: Guzmania lingulata
Common Name: scarlet star, vase plant
Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Central America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Epiphytic, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Spiraled, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Corymb, Yellow, Red, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear, in basal rosette, most 35-45cm long x 4-6cm wide; inflorescence is a corymb with many tiny white florets among dark red (or less commonly pink, orange, or yellow) leaf-like bracts spiraled up peduncle.