While it might not be edible, this vibrant coloured 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 Jane Pot to really make the flower pop! The pots are made of ceramic and give the plant the right stability to shine in your home.
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.
Guzmania 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!
Guzmania 'Candy' Care Guide
Bright direct and indirect light is ideal they can handle medium light.
Distilled or filtered water is required to maintain healthy leaves. Fill the center cup of the leaves with water. Humidity: Average household humidity is ok but they do thrive in higher humidity.
Average from 18°C to 24°C
Use Orchid fertilizer during the spring and summer.
These plants only live from 2 -5 years on average. They produce plantlets on the side, these can be divided from the mother plant.