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Questions About Bromeliad

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 13, 2019

Q. Bromelias

How do I water these? Their are two good size flowers on it. I just got it an I don’t want to kill it. Someone took the instruction stick out of it. I can use all the help I can get. I have it on my sunporch.
Thanks ever so much,
Bev

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 13, 2019
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Asked by
alyssapilarski on
June 21, 2019
Whiting, Indiana

Q. Bromeliad Pups

Hello, I have Bromeliad house plant that is producing a pup. The mother plant tho is rotting very quickly and the pup is growing very slowly. It’s been stuck at about an inch for weeks now. What can I do to help him grow faster?
Thank you

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
June 22, 2019
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If you haven't fertilized in a while you might try a water soluble fertilizer at half strength. The parent should die slowly and completely turn brown so you may have time. The pup should be 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the parent before removing it.

Here is more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-pups.htm

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Asked by
escalamaria on
July 26, 2019
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Q. Aechemea Bromeliad Leaves Color

Leaves are normally green and white. Why do some of the leaves have a redish/purpleish
coloring ?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2019
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Foliage can be green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, variegated, white and yellow.

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

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Asked by
Suzanne Metcalf on
September 14, 2019
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Q. We have had this plant for over 10 years, suddenly the plant has red leaves and a centre part- as seen in the picture below.

Please can some tell me what plant this is and what is happening to it?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 16, 2019
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This is a type of Bromeliad known as 'Pinguin'. It's official name is Bromelia pinguin.

This growth in the center is the "flower" that you are seeing. Usually it means that the main plant is nearing the end of its life, but it will grow offsets to replace it.

This article will give you information on the care of Bromeliads in general: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2019

Q. bromeliad spreading out rather than remaining upright

This bromeliad has always grown upright and tall. It has new growths appearing, but is now flattening out with some leaves hanging over the pot edge. I’ve had it many years, and have done nothing new re: watering or care, and it remains in the same spot as always. Is it dying? I have no capacity to send photos, as I don’t have a computer. A relative is sending this message for me, and will pass on any response.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert
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After it flowers, the parent plant produces offsets and begins to die. However the pups can be harvested and grown to produce more flowers.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/bromeliad-care-after-flowering.htm

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