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Bromeliad Care

Bromeliads are dazzling, tropical houseplants that can brighten up your home. These conversation starters are sure to catch the attention of your guests due to their unique shape and spiky foliage!

How to care for your Bromeliad

Use these instructions to care for a Bromeliad. This guide will tell you how to water a Bromeliad; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Bromeliad Aechmea Pink

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Bromeliad leaves have special epidermal cellular structures called trichomes that absorb water and minerals from the leaf’s surface. These plants are mostly epiphytic in the wild, which means they grow on rocks and trees, so these trichomes are pretty important. You’ll notice these as waxy white deposits on your plant’s leaves. There’s no need to remove this coating; just let nature do its thing!

Bromeliad Christiane

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Electra

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Fiesta

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle! These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Lydia

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Feed one to two times per month in the spring and summer with a foliar fertilizer spray formulated for air plants or orchids.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Pink

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers bright indirect light. Direct light can burn the leaves.

WATER

Keep the center cup of your plant filled up to halfway with water at all times. Water the soil when 75%-100% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your Bromeliad prefers temperatures ranging from 60° – 80°F.

FOOD

Feed one to two times per month in the spring and summer with a foliar fertilizer spray formulated for air plants or orchids.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

In ideal conditions, your plant will produce new plants (called pups) alongside the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die as the pups grow larger. This is a natural part of the plant’s life cycle. The pups can be left to grow in the original pot or can be gently separated and potted into a different pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Purple

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers bright indirect light. Direct light can burn the leaves.

WATER

Keep the center cup of your plant filled up to halfway with water at all times. Water the soil when 75%-100% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your Bromeliad prefers temperatures ranging from 60° – 80°F.

FOOD

Feed one to two times per month in the spring and summer with a foliar fertilizer spray formulated for air plants or orchids.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

In ideal conditions, your plant will produce new plants (called pups) alongside the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die as the pups grow larger. This is a natural part of the plant’s life cycle. The pups can be left to grow in the original pot or can be gently separated and potted into a different pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Red

LIGHT

Your Red Bromeliad Guzmania prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Sky

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania Yellow

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers bright indirect light. Direct light can burn the leaves.

WATER

Keep the center cup of your plant filled up to halfway with water at all times. Water the soil when 75%-100% of the soil volume is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your Bromeliad prefers temperatures ranging from 60° – 80°F.

FOOD

Feed one to two times per month in the spring and summer with a foliar fertilizer spray formulated for air plants or orchids.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

In ideal conditions, your plant will produce new plants (called pups) alongside the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die as the pups grow larger. This is a natural part of the plant’s life cycle. The pups can be left to grow in the original pot or can be gently separated and potted into a different pot.

Bromeliad Guzmania 2000

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Miranda

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions, it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of your Bromeliad’s life cycle and is no cause for alarm. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Pineapple

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Water your Pineapple Plant when the soil volume is 75% dry. Water thoroughly until it comes out of the drainage, and then empty the saucer of any excess water.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad Pineapple is considered non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant. The pineapple is ornamental and is not grown for edible consumption.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Pineapples are ripe and ready to pick off the plant when the entire outer skin develops into a yellow color and the flesh is an orange-yellow color. The pineapple is ornamental and is not grown for edible consumption.

Bromeliad Ritmo

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Summer

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers medium to bright indirect light. While this plant will tolerate lower light conditions, the perfect spot for your Bromeliad Summer is an east or west-facing window where it can receive bright indirect light.

WATER

Allow the soil of your Bromeliad to dry out 100% between waterings. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Bromeliad appreciates a humid environment. Mist often or use a pebble tray or humidifier.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is not known to be toxic to pets and humans, however, it may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions, it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of your Bromeliad’s life cycle and is no cause for alarm. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot. 

Bromeliad Vogue

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions, it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of your Bromeliad’s life cycle and is no cause for alarm. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Vriesea Cathy

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Vriesea Splenriet

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Bromeliad Vriesea Tosca

LIGHT

Your bromeliad prefers indirect bright light like from a sunny eastern window. Too little light and the plant will not produce new pups and flowers, but too much light will burn the leaves.

WATER

Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil when it is 100% dry. When watering the soil, water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

This plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Feed one to two times per month in the spring and summer with a foliar fertilizer spray formulated for air plants or orchids.

TOXICITY

Your Bromeliad is non-toxic and pet friendly. The leaves can cause contact dermatitis in some individuals, so consider wearing gloves when handling the plant.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

Cryptanthus Earth Star Absolute Zero

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers medium to bright indirect light. Insufficient light will cause growth to slow.

WATER

Allow soil to dry 75-100% between waterings. When watering, water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage hole, and then empty excess out of the saucer so that your plant isn’t sitting in water.

HUMIDITY

Your Bromeliad will appreciate added humidity but will tolerate average household humidity. Increase humidity by misting, adding a pebble tray, or using a humidifier.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Bromeliads are not known to be toxic but may cause contact dermatitis or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle! These pups can be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot.

Cryptanthus Earth Star Pink

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers medium to bright indirect light. Insufficient light will cause growth to slow.

WATER

Allow soil to dry 75-100% between waterings. When watering, water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage hole, and then empty excess out of the saucer so that your plant isn’t sitting in water.

HUMIDITY

Your Bromeliad will appreciate added humidity but will tolerate average household humidity. Increase humidity by misting, adding a pebble tray, or using a humidifier.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Bromeliads are not known to be toxic but may cause contact dermatitis or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot.

Cryptanthus Earth Star Red

LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers medium to bright indirect light. Insufficient light will cause growth to slow.

WATER

Allow soil to dry 75-100% between waterings. When watering, water thoroughly until water comes out of the drainage hole, and then empty excess out of the saucer so that your plant isn’t sitting in water.

HUMIDITY

Your Bromeliad will appreciate added humidity but will tolerate average household humidity. Increase humidity by misting, adding a pebble tray, or using a humidifier.

TEMPERATURE

Your bromeliad prefers temperatures between 60-80°F.

FOOD

Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for orchids or air plants.

TOXICITY

Bromeliads are not known to be toxic but may cause contact dermatitis or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot.

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LIGHT

Place your Dyckia Grape Jelly in a bright indirect or direct light. Its colors will become more vibrant and deep in brighter light. It will not thrive if placed in low light.

WATER

Water your Dyckia Grape Jelly when the soil is 100% dry.

HUMIDITY

Your Dyckia does great in average room humidity.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dyckia Grape Jelly prefers temperatures between 60-90°F.

FOOD

Feed your Dyckia Grape Jelly once a month during spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer.

TOXICITY

Dyckias are not known to be toxic but can cause contact dermatitis or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, so it may be best to wear gloves when repotting or pruning and wash your hands afterward.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your plant is in ideal conditions it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of their life cycle. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.

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What's a Bromeliad?

Botanical Classification: Aechmea fasciata ‘Primera’

ABOUT

Bromeliads are native to tropical North and South America. These fun, flowering plants love a humid environment and appreciate when their central “cup” is kept full of water., Easy to care for, their soil should dry out between waterings and they love bright, indirect light.

FUN FACT

 In the wild, Bromeliads typically grow on trees as epiphytes. Epiphytes develop minimal roots and absorb most of their nutrients through their foliage.

Pictured Left: Bromeliad Aechmea Pink

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A colorful and low-maintenance air plant, the Bromeliad Summer is a striking houseplant that adds warmth to your home. With a bright and cheery magenta flower, this bromeliad is pet-friendly and makes for a great gift for any plant lover or beginner plant parent.
very easy, perfect for beginners, low to bright indirect light
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