Scarlet Star Guzmania
Height: 48cm |
☘ Origin: Native to rainforest habitats in Central America, northern and central South America and southern Mexico
☘ Family: Bromeliaceae, Bromeliad
☘ Botanical Name: Guzmania lingulata
☘ Common Name(s): Scarlet Star · Tufted AirPlant
Guzmania is the symbol of the Brazilian wilderness. The funnel is said to capture all the 'blessings from above' (rain, sunlight) in order to store them.
As a houseplant, Bromeliad represents 'protection', a reference to the full, green foliage that surrounds the beautiful coloured part.
Scarlet Star: You must appreciate the flowering time of this plant because it only blossoms once in its lifetime. However, the flowering period can last up to five months. The scarlet flower looks like stars in the night sky, so it is called Scarlet Star.
“Bromeliads Are Fabulous for Feng Shui”. As our homes and lives become more busy and chaotic, cultivating balance and calm is more important than ever. Thankfully, some bromeliads make excellent Feng Shui plants to add to your home.
The Scarlet Star is one of the most commonly planted Bromeliad plants in tropical gardens. It can be planted to symbolize wealth and luxury.
You must appreciate the flowering time of this plant because it only blossoms once in its lifetime. However, the flowering period can last up to five months.
☘ While most common indoor plants purify the air during the day, Bromeliads release oxygen and remove air pollutants during the night. The Plants for Clean Air Council suggests that when combined with foliage plants, Bromeliads can help provide around-the-clock indoor air purification.