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Q.I bought a house that has a large mound of Bromeliads. In some spots it is 3 ft. high. I was told I should thin them out so the p

Zone 34787 9b | Anonymous added on July 22, 2020 | Answered

ups can get sun and to cut the dead mother off. Once I do that do I plant them in the ground or what? Everything I have read says plant them in pots, but I want them outside in my yard. The area is mostly shade with indirect light. You see a lot of the pothos vine. I am working on getting rid of that. If I plant them in this spot it seems like I would need to stake them as they might fall over. But that doesn’t seem practical as there are probably a min. of 50 pups I would imagine. I think this area was neglected for about 5 or 10 years.

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Answered on July 23, 2020

Transplanting these shouldn't require soil. Just place them near the base of a tree with protection and some organic litter to get them started. They are epiphytes, and will grow, mostly, on other species, though they can be grown in soil.

This article will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-plants.htm

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