Guzmania hybrid orange plant is a native plant of Central and South America. It is a member of the Bromeliad family, which also includes air plants, pineapples, and Spanish moss. Guzmanias are epiphytes, meaning that they grow on other plants in the wild.
Guzmania hybrids typically form a rosette of long, slender leaves that can vary in color from deep green to variegated patterns. The "Orange" variety, as the name suggests, is known for its vibrant orange or red bracts (modified leaves) that surround its inconspicuous flowers. These colorful bracts create a stunning contrast with the green foliage.
Guzmanias are popular houseplants because of their low-maintenance care requirements and their long-lasting blooms. Guzmanias typically bloom in the spring or summer, but they can bloom year-round if the conditions are right. Guzmanias have an incredible diversity of flower colors. This diversity makes Guzmanias a standout choice for those seeking vibrant and colorful additions to their indoor plant collection.
Guzmania Orange plants are usually compact and relatively small, making them suitable for tabletop or indoor displays. They typically reach a height of about 12 to 18 inches.
These plants prefer bright, indirect light. They thrive in environments with filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid exposing them to direct, intense sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and bracts.
Guzmania hybrids like to be consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the soil moderately, allowing it to dry slightly between waterings.
These plants love well-draining, peat moss-based soil.
Guzmania hybrids prefer warm and humid conditions. They thrive in indoor temperatures ranging from 65 to 80°F. Avoid temperatures below 50°F. Maintaining high humidity levels above 50% is crucial for these plants. If you live in a dry climate or have indoor heating, consider using a humidity tray or a room humidifier to provide adequate moisture.
During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Guzmania Orange plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength about once a month. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant period in winter.
Guzmania plants are generally considered non-toxic to humans and pets.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)