Getting More Bromeliad Blooms

Anonymous added on February 22, 2012 | Answered

I bought a lovely bromeliad plant from a local reputable nursery and the blooms lasted a long time. The original part of the plant died off slowly but new 'stems' emerged. They look healthy and are placed near a north-facing patio window in my home. I water into the tips as suggested but would love to get new pink blooms on the tips. Am I expecting too much?

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Answered on February 23, 2012

No your not expecting too much. It is quite normal for the parent plant to die off and several pups to emerge from the base. When they mature they should all produce a colorful pink bloom although maybe not all at the same time. It sounds like your caring for it properly by keeping water in the center cup at all times. Just make sure you don't keep the soil soggy. Let it dry out between waterings. They absorb water from the air so since it is dry indoors it would help to spray or mist it daily if you can. I hope I helped. Good growing, Brenda

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