Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Guzmania

Specie: G. dissitiflora


English Name:


Common Name:

Bromeliad, Scarlet Star

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Bromeliaceae

Name in English: The Bromelaiands

The Plant

Origin: Ecuador - Columbia ( Tropical South America.

Growth Habit: Spreading rosette, evergreen, epiphytic

Flower: Flower stalk , upright with red- orange bracts

Blooming Period: late winter

Leaf: stiff, linear , basal rosette , elliptical, parallel, veined


indoor plant, generally grown for showy flower head. Outdoors or greenhouse plant, lasting years- treatment dependant

Care and Handling

Soil: Rich potting soil

Amount of water: medium , keep soil evenly moist, use warm lime free water

Nutrition: Orchid fertilizer in growing season.

Special handling: High humidity, Medium light preference, Mist daily in summer.

Special feature/remarks:

Most members of this family is the "pineapple"