Guzmania

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 March 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Guzmania (tufted airplant) is a genus of over 120 species of flowering plants in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. They are mainly stemless, evergreen, epiphytic perennials native to Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, and northern and western South America. They are found at altitudes of up to 3,500 m (11,483 ft) in the Andean rainforests. The genus is named after Spanish pharmacist and naturalist, Anastasio Guzman. Several species of this genus are cultivated as indoor and outdoor garden plants. The best known is Guzmania lingulata (scarlet star) which bears orange and red bracts.

The plant dies after it has produced its flowers in summer, but new plants can easily be propagated from the offsets which appear as the parent plant dies. They are epiphytes and can do well if tied on to pieces of bark with roots bound into sphagnum moss. Guzmanias require warm temperatures and relatively high humidity.

Photo captured February 25, 2018 at the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

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Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A magnificent flower the orange-colored red of which bursts on my screen

29 Mar 2018 5:05am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flowers.

29 Mar 2018 5:39am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe contraste des couleurs. Extra.

29 Mar 2018 6:01am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau . J'aime

29 Mar 2018 6:55am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très jolies ces fleurs exotiques. Belle harmonie et contrastes entre fleur et feuille.
Bonne journée Steven

29 Mar 2018 7:29am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

c'est une belle recherche et intéressante

29 Mar 2018 7:34am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A really beautiful plant. Great shot. Thanks for the explanation too.
Have a nice day Steven.

29 Mar 2018 8:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely glossy highlights shot

29 Mar 2018 9:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful sign of spring !!

29 Mar 2018 11:46am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The contrast of color with the green is gorgeous. Kind of sad that they die like that. It sounds like a lot of work to grow new ones.

29 Mar 2018 12:55pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such brilliance !

29 Mar 2018 2:38pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fabulous picture of this beautiful plant. Very interesting comment.

29 Mar 2018 3:25pm

willy from Belgium

une bien jolie photo de cette belle plante Steven

greetngs

29 Mar 2018 3:42pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Gorgeous colours and conrast. Excellent. :)

29 Mar 2018 4:09pm

Marité from France

Le contraste enntre fleurs et feuilles est très beau !!!
Bonne journée.

29 Mar 2018 7:18pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition with splendid colors !

29 Mar 2018 7:35pm

Remus from Portugal

They are like torches of fire ...
The level of detail / sharpness is excellent.

29 Mar 2018 7:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image of these beauties. I enjoy their colors.

29 Mar 2018 9:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow! What a gorgeous plant! I love the colors! They are just beautiful! That would make a really nice addition to someone's greenhouse.

30 Mar 2018 1:00am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful red and green shot. Nice detail.

30 Mar 2018 1:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a lovely shot. the colours are wonderful.

30 Mar 2018 1:17am

Ginnie from Suwanee, United States

Wonderful information on these exotic plants, Steven.

30 Mar 2018 4:23am

Claudine/canelle from LOrient, France

Magnifique ..j'aime beaucoup cette fleur
Bonne journée

30 Mar 2018 5:40am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful colors & lights!
Lovely.

30 Mar 2018 7:13am

London Caller from United Kingdom

I love air plants! Back home in Malaysia, I used to grow quite a few of them
Spanish moss was one of my favourites.

30 Mar 2018 9:24am

Martine from France

Magnifiques fleurs, j'aime les couleurs.

30 Mar 2018 9:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow....lovely splash of colours here..
and thank you for the information :))))))))))))))))))))))))

30 Mar 2018 9:51am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very very nice colors.

30 Mar 2018 10:19am

Anne from France

Beautiful colors! I really like this flower!

30 Mar 2018 11:27am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is special

30 Mar 2018 12:45pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A brilliant capture of these beautiful blossoms.

30 Mar 2018 3:14pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleus fleurs orangées et ce vert et le brillant sueprbe
amitié

31 Mar 2018 2:29am

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

Beautiful light, colors and brightness. Excellent shot!

31 Mar 2018 8:46am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Very colorful ! Great catch ! well done !

31 Mar 2018 8:48am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Aren't they lovely - great shot, and thank you for all that info!

1 Apr 2018 4:33am

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