While it might not be edible this vibrant colored plant reminds us of sweet tart candies!
Each tuft flower starts off white and fades into an ombre of lilac and finishes in a bright candy pink.
We have paired the brightly colored flower with our White Elho Pot to really make the flower pop! The pots are made of 100% post consumer plastics.
Grow pot size: 12cm
Overall height including grow pot: 40-45cm
Plant Care Level: Easy
Key Benefits of Guzmania 'Candy'
Low maintenance and drought tolerant, the Guzmania 'Candy' is the perfect choice for your loved one. They are adapted to growing in warm bright locations in tropical rainforests similar to air plants; these plants do not require lots of water.
Guzmania 'Candy' Plant Care tips
How to care for information:
Binomial Name: Guzmania conifera
Other Common Names: Tufted Airplant, Guzmania 'Candy Corn'
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright light
Water: Allow top 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
Soil: A well draining mix heavy in bark and moss should be used
The Guzmania 'Candy' Story
Where is it from?
Guzmania plants can be found growing on trees and rock faces, in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador and Peru.
Who is the Guzmania 'Candy'?
The Guzmania ‘Candy’ gets its name from the brightly coloured tufted flower. The vibrant ombre is truly a beautiful combination. The tufted flower is actually not a flower at all, they are a specialized leaf called a bract that protects the true flower. The true flowers bloom towards the end of the plant's life cycle before the plant produces new offsets.
Good For You!
Air Purifying! Bromeliads and Guzmania are excellent air purifiers, they absorb natural household toxins and pollutants.
Is the Guzmania 'Candy' the right plant for me?
A bright and cheery plant that is sure to be a new favorite! The Bright colour and low maintenance nature make this the perfect gift.
Guzmanai belong to the same family as the Pineapple! These flowers are adapted to growing on trees and on rock faces. Water the center of the leaf rosette where the flower spike comes out of. This water will slowly drip down to nourish the plant. Being semi-epiphytic they prefer loose barky well draining soil, and their roots can not handle being watered directly.
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing these plants in your bathroom or kitchen where they can take advantage of higher humidity. However they are happy to be the center of attention in your living room!