HOW TO CARE FOR
- Guzmania (Epiphytic)
- Neoregelia spp. (Epiphytic)
- Vriesea (Terrestrial)
- Tillandsia Cyanea (Terrestrial)
Bromeliads have colorful, long-lasting blooms that contrast beautifully against their strappy green leaves. This bold houseplant works especially well in contemporary, modern, and tropical décor styles.
Since they release oxygen and absorb toxins at night, consider adding one to your bedroom for a restful night’s sleep.
Bromeliads are either terrestrial or epiphytic in their natural habitat. Terrestrial require soil like other plants however Epiphytic do not.
When and how should I water my Bromeliad?
Water Epiphytic bromeliads by keeping the cup-like structure at the center of the flower rosette full. Never water the soil directly.
Water the soil of terrestrial varieties when dry to the touch.
Never mist your foliage. Misting leaves causes fungal issues and disease. The only plants that are okay to mist are ferns and carnivorous plants.
Bromeliads grow best in medium or bright indirect light.
Bromeliads can grow 1-3 ft. tall indoors.
Terrestrial species prefers a slightly moist but well-drained soil mix.
TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY
Although bromeliads prefer temperatures of 70-90 degrees, they tolerate the average temperature and humidity of most homes.
Trim off the flower spike of your bromeliad after it dies. Continue to care for the plant, as it will eventually produce “pups,” which are offsets of the original plant. Once a “pup” reaches 1/3 to 1/2 of the mother plant, it can safely be removed and planted in its own pot if you choose.
Fertilizing is not necessary unless you are trying to get your pups to bloom. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves, and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month.
IS THE BROMELIAD PET SAFE?
According to the ASPCA, Bromeliad are non-toxic to dogs and cats.
If the tips of your bromeliad leaves begin to turn brown, they may be receiving too much sun, causing sun scorch.
The Benefits of Houseplants
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Act as natural humidifiers
Enhance cognitive skills
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