Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire and Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news, interesting snippets, stories and pictures of our staff's adventures out on the road.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Featured plant: Guzmania Paulina

The Guzmania family of plants is used widely in interior landscaping; we use them in our popular 'Finishing Touches' displays we supply as an affordable alternative to reception flowers.

Generally they are red, yellow, orange or purple, and they have a simple central bract.

As we do our 'Finishing Touches' (and also a large shopping centre in Southampton which has 45 Guzmanias) on a four-weekly cycle, i.e. you get new plants every four weeks, I'm always on the hunt for different varieties.

I was pleased to track down these much more complex-headed purple/white ones called Guzmania Paulina, which in 17 years I've never seen before.

True, they were a little (10%) more expensive, but I was happy to indulge my staff this once.