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Bromeliads – Plant Care Tips

Bromeliads – Plant Care Tips


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Bromeliads Lighting & Position

 

Bromeliads prefer a nice bright light position out of the direct sunlight. 

Bromeliads Watering

When watering give the plant a good soak and make sure to full the centre ‘cup’ or ‘pitcher’ of the bromeliad and only water when the soil in the pot has become dry to avoid stagnation or root rot. Rain water, tap water or filtered water can be used. If using tap water you may see a build up of salts over time so make sure to give the plant a good rinse through when watering. 


As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.

Bromeliads Humidity

 

Bromeliads do better in environments with optimal humidity and can even be grown as an air plant on rocky surfaces. A couple ways to increase humidity are to group plants together or place the pot on a saucer of pebbles partially filled with water. Make sure that the roots are not submerged to avoid root rot.

Bromeliads Fertiliser

 

Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months. 

Bromeliads Extra Tips

 

Once a month you can wipe down the plants leaves using a damp cloth to clean away any dust that has collected and may be preventing the leaves from breathing. It’s completely normal for older leaves, lower down on the stem of the plant, to fade in colour and brown off as they age. Prune off any damaged or dying leaves using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs so that the plant can put more energy into the newer, healthier growth.

Bromeliads Toxicity

 

 The bromeliad plant is non-toxic for cats and dogs