Easy to care
The Guzmania dissitiflora is one of the easiest to care for descendants of this extensive plant family. The plant, which originally graced Ecuador and Colombia with its large, rosette-shaped flower, comes in many different colours. Whether yellow, orange, rose, or white, a Guzmania dissitiflora adds colour to any interior.
The Guzmania doesn't need much water. As long as the soil is slightly moist, you won't have any problems with this plant. During the summer, the plant requires bit more water, which it stores in the flower. So, just pour water in the flower cup every now and then and make sure that the flower always holds a bit of water.
A sunny spot out of direct sunlight will make the Guzmania happy. Too much sunlight will cause the edges of the leaves and flower to turn brown.
Repotting the bromeliad is not necessary. The plant flowers only once. But the flowering period will last three to six months, so that you be able to fully enjoy this colourful housemate. You can immediately repot the Guzmania directly after purchase.Although repotting is not necessary, you can start making cuttings from the bromeliad. After flowering, shoots will emerge from the base of the bromeliad. Let the shoots grow until they're about half as tall as the mother plant. Then you can carefully detach them, root and all, and move them to a flower pot with nutrient-rich potting soil.