Scarlet Star Bromeliad

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SKU
10002698
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Stunning and Tropical Scarlet Star Bromeliad

  • Bright, Indirect Sunlight
  • Beautiful Scarlet Flower
  • Glossy Deep Green Bracts
  • Tropical Indoor Decoration

Has taking a trip to the Amazon rain forest been a bucket list item? Maybe you just love the look of tall the exotic plants? Either way, the Scarlet Star Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata 'Scarlet Star') is the perfect way to add a bit of South America to your household.

The layers of glossy green bracts flaring out from the center create a lovely frame for the stunning flower that forms in the middle!

The flower of this specimen is the reason for its name. It forms a wide and deep cup of multiple layers of bracts. The bloom begins a deep green color and then fades to yellow before settling in its final color of scarlet red.

When looking at the flower from above, it's easy to see where this Bromeliad gets its name. The flower looks just like a scarlet star nestled in a bed of rich green! The flower bracts are showy for as long as 5 months.

Like many houseplants, the Scarlet Star loves warmer temperatures. It will continue to grow all year long when kept somewhere between 65 and 80 degrees.

Deciding where to place this little beauty in your house is relatively easy. It appreciates bright to low light, meaning just about anywhere that gets sun is the perfect spot! Place it on your dining room table or in a living room window where it can glisten in the afternoon sun.

Watering may be a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find the process extremely rewarding. Keep the roots misted daily and the soil wet, but never soggy. You'll also want to make sure there is always one to two inches of water in the flower cup.

Owning and growing a Scarlet Star Bromeliad is rewarding in more ways than one. Not only will you feel that sense of accomplishment when its beautiful flower blooms, but you'll also have an incredibly unique tropical decoration for your house! Order one today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Growing Zones All Zones Indoors
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Guzmania lingulata 'Scarlet Star'
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil House Plant Mix
Moisture Regular Water in Spring and Summer, Dry Side in Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Multi Colored
Pollinator Friendly Yes