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Q.A friend gave me some bromeliads she pulled off her tree. How do I plant them in pots…what soil, etc.?

Zone Tampa, FL 33604 | dionaea14 added on October 23, 2019 | Answered

Since we are planning to move, I prefer to plant them in pots to be able to take them with us.

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Answered on October 23, 2019

If they came from a tree, then you will not want to use soil. An epiphytic Bromeliad will want to be put into an orchid potting mix with just a little compost mixed in at most. Cactus mix will also be a suitable soil substitute.

These articles will help you with general care of Bromeliads: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-pups.htm


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Answered on October 24, 2019

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