Guzmania added on December 23, 2015 | Answered

Center stock has turned brown and looks dead. What do I do? A new shoot is starting from the side and seems to be from the root. Lisa

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Answered on December 23, 2015

It sounds like your plant has just completed it's blooming cycle.
The flower will fade after several weeks or longer.
Though this plant is a one time bloomer they are not done yet!
At the base of the dying plant you will find a 'pup'.
Carefully cut away the dying mother plant to allow more light to get to the replacement pup.
Your new plant will eventually fill the pot and with the right care and light conditions the new plant will flower.

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