Specie: G. dissitiflora
Bromeliad, Scarlet Star
Name in Latin: Bromeliaceae
Name in English: The Bromelaiands
Origin: Ecuador - Columbia ( Tropical South America.
Growth Habit: Spreading rosette, evergreen, epiphytic
Flower: Flower stalk , upright with red- orange bracts
Blooming Period: late winter
Leaf: stiff, linear , basal rosette , elliptical, parallel, veined
indoor plant, generally grown for showy flower head. Outdoors or greenhouse plant, lasting years- treatment dependant
Care and Handling
Soil: Rich potting soil
Amount of water: medium , keep soil evenly moist, use warm lime free water
Nutrition: Orchid fertilizer in growing season.
Special handling: High humidity, Medium light preference, Mist daily in summer.
Most members of this family is the "pineapple"