Guzmania lingulata is one of the most popular species of Guzmania. Its common name is the scarlet star. The scarlet star has long, flat, glossy green leaves with smooth margins. The leaves come together to form a star shape in the middle. What is commonly mistaken as the flower on the plant is actually a grouping of modified leaves, called bracts.
- Light: low to bright indirect light
- Water: Keep water in the bromeliad’s tank, the space where the leaves meet and form a cup toward the base of the plant.
- Additionally: Make sure to flush the tank regularly to avoid disease and the build up of minerals found in the water.