CARING FOR BROMELIADS

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Bromeliads are tropical epiphytes that grow in warm, tropical climates. As a variety of airplant, be careful of over-watering, which can cause root rot. Thoroughly soak the base and don’t water again until at least the top two inches of potting media are dry.  Bromeliads also take in water through their central throat. Fill the throat with water and flush regularly to prevent water stagnation. Bromeliads are very sensitive to metal so avoid using a watering can. Place in indirect sunlight away from the AC or heaters.  Mist regularly to promote humidity and use liquid fertilizer sparingly (never in the throat). As the plant gets older, it produces pups and dies. Maintain the pups as you would the parent plant, and your plant will grow through several growing seasons.

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