Bromeliad
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bromeliad plant

Zone Richmond, VA 23230 | joan.maddox added on November 21, 2016 | Answered

My bromeliad plant has a tall exotic bloom. It is now dying but the leaves are still green. Should I prune it? Will it come back next year? It had a purple bloom on it this year.

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Alisma
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Answered on November 22, 2016

Yes, when the bloom begins to wilt and look unattractive, you can prune it off. Each bromeliad plant blooms only once in its life, but watch for pups, or baby bromeliads, that may grow on the parent plant. They can be separated and will eventually bloom, as described in this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-plants.htm

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