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Guzmania 'Hilda'

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Full Shade Semi-Shade Moderate Water Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Annual Epiphyte Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Annual
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A epiphytic herb, it has a rosette growth form and has a clumping habit. It can grow up to 45cm in height and width.   
Foliage The leaves are glossy dark green and thin. The leaves are arranged in a rosette which form a reservoir that collects debris and water for nourishment. 
Flowers The flowers are white and are borne in a terminal  inflorescence with long-lasting, bright yellow bracts which can last up to 2 to 3 months. 
Cultivation It is best grown under partial shade to full shade and is best grown in well-drained and moist soil. It can be grown in container plantings. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Golden Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal

Image Repository



Master ID 31753
Species ID 6152
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.