What's your question? Ask



Anonymous added on September 13, 2017 | Answered

What and where is the bromelaid cup?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 13, 2017

The cup is hidden, slightly, when the red flower comes out. After that dies, you may cut the flower part out, as it will regrow another shoot from the bottom of the plant, similar to its cousin: The Pineapple! When you see this new shoot, it will look like it has a hole in the center where the leaves come up. This is, essentially, its "watering cup". In nature, it relies on this part of the plant to catch water, as it usually grows in tree canopies. Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/watering-bromeliads.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert