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Guzmania Blossom (Profile View)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 August 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.

I loved the backlighting seen here in the early afternoon. This bromeliad has been doing quite well in our three seasons room. See the plan view of the bromeliad that I posted HERE.

Photo captured August 2, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 400 105 mm

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A fabulous image with excellent vibrant color.

15 Aug 2018 5:21am

Ginnie from Netherlands

What a gorgeous specimen, Steven!

15 Aug 2018 5:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful. Strong orange, almost red is fanttastic color.

15 Aug 2018 5:29am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellente capture des couleurs. Superbe.

15 Aug 2018 5:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellente prise

15 Aug 2018 6:17am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

It's a pleasure to climb this red ladder

15 Aug 2018 6:22am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Une plante que j'aime beaucoup !

15 Aug 2018 6:53am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo !!

15 Aug 2018 7:20am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Wow.. I love the contrast between Red and Green !!

15 Aug 2018 7:56am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


15 Aug 2018 8:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A magnificent image. Excellent color and great focusing. 5*

15 Aug 2018 9:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great complimentary colour and well composed close up

15 Aug 2018 9:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful light work !

15 Aug 2018 9:34am

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

Absolutely. This light is great!

15 Aug 2018 10:08am

Anne from France

Amazing red!

15 Aug 2018 11:44am

willy from Belgium

une belle prise aux jolies couleurs Steven


15 Aug 2018 12:39pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent close up of this blossom. Very successful.

15 Aug 2018 2:43pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow Fabulous !!! What gorgeous light here !!!

15 Aug 2018 3:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rouge et cet écartement des pétales sublime vue
belle soirée

15 Aug 2018 4:18pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

an flower in fire!

15 Aug 2018 5:13pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful.

15 Aug 2018 5:16pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

You should grow some red ginger :)
The red is really showy.

15 Aug 2018 6:47pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so healthy and pretty

15 Aug 2018 9:34pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Gorgeous light on this pretty plant. Excellent shot and interesting info.

15 Aug 2018 9:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful. It has such an amazing color! A gorgeous image and very interesting information.

16 Aug 2018 1:08am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous.

16 Aug 2018 1:30am

Martine from France

Très jolie plante.

16 Aug 2018 2:43am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

gorgeous photo and very interesting info about the history of that plant

16 Aug 2018 4:54am

Remus from Portugal

Great work, photographically and the text.

17 Aug 2018 4:29pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Beautifully shot - love that rich color!

18 Aug 2018 5:44pm