Probably one of the best smaller growing bromeliads Guzmania conifera is easy care and has a wonderful orange flower that appears in summer to autumn.
Often grown a a house plant and indeed it is well suited to growing in a pot or container Guzmania conifera has lovely long gray green foliage and a flower spike that rises above in summer. The tall flower that can reach a height of 1m (3ft) appears as large orange cone and is long lasting.
In warmer areas Guzmania conifera can be grown in the garden, again a position is indirect or filtered light is best, a free draining soil is requires. Outdoors plant hardiness zones: 10-13.