New! Bromeliad Guzmania 'Tala'
Bromeliad Guzmania 'Tala'

New! Bromeliad Guzmania 'Tala'

$42.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Guzmania
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Part Shade to Shade
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Mature Height: 18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 10" pot (foliage)
Shipping Details Shipment begins in late March 2021, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

The long lasting colorful bracts of Bromeliad Guzmania 'Tala' are the story here. The bracts form a central rosette with features that enable the plant to abosorb nutrients and water. Shipped in a 10" tall nursery pot.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: broh-mee'lee-ad

Bromeliads are slow-growing, tropical plants adapted to low levels of light and nutrients. Many live as epiphytes on trees in rainforests and depend on rain and mists for all their moisture.

LIGHT: Place your plant where it will receive bright, indirect light. A location that is near, but not in, a south-facing window is fine. Direct sunlight on the leaves can burn them.

WATER: Always check your plant first to see if it needs watering, as too much water can cause rotting. When the potting mix feels dry, it is time to water. When watering, pour about ½ cup of water directly onto the potting mix and another ½ cup of water into the center of the plant, where it will be absorbed by the bases of the leaves. Proper drainage is important -- do not let your plant sit in water. If water remains in the saucer, empty it out. Don't let water accumulate in the center of the leaves, either -- prolonged pools of water there can cause rot. Also, do not use a metal watering can or container to water your Bromeliad as metals are toxic to them.

FERTILIZER: Fertilizing is not necessary, but you can use a balanced houseplant formula just three or four times a year, at ½ the strength recommended by the manufacturer.

HUMIDITY: Bromeliads appreciate moist air. They suffer in the dry air produced by furnaces and woodstoves. You can increase the humidity around your plants by running a humidifier nearby. You can also set plants in trays filled with pebbles or gravel. Add water to a level just below the tops of the pebbles (if the potting mix in the pots comes in contact with the water, the mix will draw water into the pot, which will cause the mix to become saturated, eventually leading to rot). Refill trays frequently to replace water lost through evaporation. (Our Humiditrays perform the same function -- call us or visit whiteflowerfarm.com for details.)

TEMPERATURE: A temperature range from 55° to 85°F is fine year round.

FLOWERING: The flower stalks of Bromeliads last for several months. The plant will not bloom again, but can produce a new, smaller plant (called a "pup") at its base. Once the pup is large enough, it can bloom.

GROOMING: Once the flower stalk is no longer colorful, carefully cut it off at the base using pruning shears or a sharp knife.

REPOTTING: Bromeliads have a relatively small root system and can live in the same pot for a long time.

 

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