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About Scarlet Star
The Scarlet Star is a tropical bromeliad, and one of the most popular ones in cultivation. The colorful blooms in the center of the plant are actually made up of red or orange 'bracts' and the plant only produces tiny white 'true' flowers just before it dies. In the wild, they collect rainwater in the center of their bracts so next time you water, try to mimic nature and leave a small pool for them to drink! 💧
Also known as
Droophead Tufted Airplant, Droophead Tufted Airplant, Orange Star, Vase Plant, Bromeliad guzmania and Scarlet Star Bromeliad
How to care for Scarlet Star
Scarlet Star needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Scarlet Star love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Scarlet Star does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Scarlet Star in your home 🏡.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Scarlet Star after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.