Need the name to know how to care for it!

cajunbadger(9)October 19, 2013

Was just given this plant and not sure what kind of care it requires. Thinking it should be pretty easy to id, so hope someone can help. Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dryadella

Guzmania

Rgds

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 12:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Leafhead

Likes high indirect light to filtered sun. Keep water in crown, and let the roots dry between watering.
Can be planted outdoors in frost free climates in rich, mulchy soils or used as an epiphyte, as in grown in the crotch of a tree c sphagnum moss around the roots.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cajunbadger(9)

Thanks! Will do a bit a reading and get it transplanted soon :-)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Leafhead

Good luck:)

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

LA is kind of vague ... as the two are separated by a couple thousand miles.. and are seriously divergent in climates ..

CA or the bayou???? .. it might matter ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carol23_gw

cajunbadger is the poster. Things cajun are normally identified with LA, Louisiana.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cajunbadger(9)

Lol, yes as Carol23 alluded to, an ex Badger (from Wisconsin) now living Louisiana. I looked at the profile page and all it asks/shows is one's state. I did add my zone so that should help!

Again thanks all - this is the best set of forums :-)

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 6:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

oops.. lol...

first hing i saw this morning was Cajun .... wonder how i missed it yesterday ... lol

are you repotting.. or putting it outside???

ken

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cajunbadger(9)

Just read a bit more about care, etc. I plan on repotting rather than planting in the ground. At the moment it's under my large covered carport/sitting area. Towards the winter months, our temps can dip to the low 40's, upper 30's. Sounds like I'll need to bring it inside once temps start getting into the 50's at night?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

I would not bother repotting unless it shows signs of making pups. The roots are mainly an anchor for the plant; if top-heavy, just place the current pot inside a heavier one to keep the plant from tipping over. After blooming, the parent plant will die. It usually takes quite a while for that to happen. Healthy broms will pup (produce young plants around the base of the plant) before their final gasp. Those can be removed, when they are mature enough, and be potted up seperately. Personally, I like the plants to make clumps. If I see new pups forming, I repot into a larger pot. When the parent dies, I cut it to the ground. The youngsers then fill in the larger pot.

This post was edited by Gyr_Falcon on Tue, Oct 22, 13 at 20:40

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cajunbadger(9)

Thanks! That makes sense and I appreciate the info on its life cycle - I wasn't 100% clear on that aspect.

As mentioned, instead I may just slightly re-position it so it's upright. And then place the existing pot into a larger one to keep it standing properly (and for better appearance).

How about temperature concerns - need to bring it inside once overnight temps get into the 50's (it is in a large covered area)?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 7:01AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
does anyone know the name of this weed?
It grows almost like a ground cover in our rose bed....
oxford69
Trailing Gardenia roots-Ok or diseased?
Got this gardenia plant from a neighbor today. It...
elaineal
Can someone ID this gladiolus
I got a gladiolus that was mislabeled, I was wondering...
blackwillow87
unidentified house plant - foliage
I have had this plant for years, cutting from a great...
PeterScholten
Sponsored Products
Focus 4SW Satin Nickel Four-Light Bath Fixture with Warm Dicro Glass
Bellacor
Bromi Design B1412 Lenox 1 Light Table Lamp - B1412
$80.40 | Hayneedle
Illumine Outdoor Lanterns. 3 Light Wall Mount Lantern Rustic Bronze Finish Clear
Home Depot
Justice Design Group GLA-8926 - Modular 6 Light Bath Bar - Cylinder with Rippled
$720.00 | Hayneedle
LEM Acrylic Bar Stool in Clear
$79.00 | LexMod
Prato Pewter 48-inch to 86-inch Curtain Rod
$29.95 | Bellacor
White Night Lights: Hi-Output White 2-Watt LED Wireless Security Light with Moti
$21.70 | Home Depot
Braxton Sofa - Cordova Eclipse Gray
Joybird Furniture
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™