Pot size: ⌀12cm
If your bromeliad has thin green leaves it can survive in low light. If it t has thick gray leaves, it needs medium light. The flowers (colorful “bracts”) of a bromeliad plant fade quickly and the leaves turn pale green if it's placed in very bright light. The leaves get further apart and turn dark green when the plant needs more light.
Bromeliad plants are drought resistant succulents that like dry soil. These houseplants have very small roots and over-watering is the number one reason bromeliads die. Some have "tanks" that like being filled with water; others have fine hairs on their leaves that enjoy being misted.
Feed bromeliad plants by spraying a liquid fertilizer directly onto the leaves a few times each season. Dilute the plant food 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended strength. Never put fertilizer into the central cup of a bromeliad.
Bromeliad plants grow well in basic household humidity.
Less intense light and cooler temperatures help bromeliad flowers stay colorful longer. Indoor bromeliad plants bloom only once. As the bromeliad flower starts to die, the plant produces “pups,” baby plants around the base of the mother plant. Cut off the dying flower, so the plant can direct its energy to helping the "pups" grow.
Use a light well-aerated fast draining soil. Add sand or perlite if the soil seems too heavy.
Bromeliads rarely need to be pruned. If leaf tips turn brown, trim them with a sharp, wet scissors.
Poisonous Plant Info
Bromeliads are non- Poisonous Houseplants.