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7 Best Winter Flowering Indoor Plants List Of Winter Blooming Flowers. Names, Photos - Page 8 Of 8
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7. Guzmania - tropical colors

Guzmania, or guzmania (Guzmania) - one of the most beloved representatives, requiring complex care, indoor exotics. The fact that this epiphytic plant belongs to the category of tropicans is easy to guess from its appearance.

A variety of guzmania species allows everyone to find a plant to their liking: bright inflorescences with a denser (like a lingual guzmania - Guzmania lingulata) or loose structure (like a rod-shaped inflorescence of a scattered - flowered guzmania - Guzmania dissitiflora), dark or shortened bright leaves are unusual, but always spectacular.

Guzmania lingulata (Guzmania lingulata)
Guzmania lingulata (Guzmania lingulata)

Guzmania is referred to as winter-flowering crops "indirectly": the main flowering occurs in autumn or spring. But due to the duration of flowering in plants that bloom in autumn, in September-October, beautiful bracts persist even at the beginning (and sometimes until the middle) of winter, and the guzmania, which blooms in February, brightens the end of the flowering of the first.

Many hybrids and varieties do not bloom in winter, but in summer or at other times, there are also beauties that stimulate for flowering in the winter months. Blooming guzmania on sale in large quantities appear from the middle of winter, but you can find them on the eve of the New Year.

The inflorescences of these amazing beauties resemble exotic birds. Complex ears with bright bracts rise on strong peduncles above a funnel of leaves. Guzmania flowers are unremarkable and fall off in a few days, but the bracts retain their beauty for an amazingly long time. They create an unusual rosette in a star shape. In some varieties, the bracts are hidden in the rosette of leaves, almost sits inside, in others, it rises upward on a powerful peduncle.

Rosettes of xiphoid, long leaves are reminiscent of daffodils and bulbous, but they look more neat and elegant. In funnel-shaped rosettes, the leaves sit strictly, ornamental. Among the guzmans, there are species with bright light green and dark green, striped or spotted leaves. And let the main attention be drawn to flowering, the beauty of the foliage with a bright color in the guzmania is not so difficult to assess, because it looks great without inflorescences.

Each guzmania blooms only once. The mother plant dies after flowering, but leaves babies that are able to bloom in 3-5 years.

Guzmania dissitiflora
Guzmania dissitiflora

Lighting for guzmania: light diffused or partial shade, increase in winter.

Temperature during flowering: about 20 degrees Celsius.

The resting phase of Guzmania: in a warm, temperature not lower than 18 degrees, it manifests itself only in a reduction in watering (to stimulate flowering, you can use the method of processing with ethylene - placing under a hood with ripe fruits).

Watering guzmania: in the center of the funnel, with soft water, after flowering, the water is drained, occasionally watering the substrate, maintaining a very light soil moisture.

Air humidity: high, with regular spraying and wiping of leaves.

Fertilizing guzmania: minor, with a frequency of 1-1.5 months or reduced doses every 2-3 weeks, only from spring to autumn.

Pruning guzmania: after flowering, it is better to cut the peduncle to accelerate the development of children.

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