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Bromeliad Care

Bromeliads are native to Brazil. In the wild, they typically grow on trees as epiphytes. Epiphytes develop minimal roots and absorb most of their nutrients through their 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

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LIGHT

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

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 around once every month. 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

60° – 80°

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 Miranda

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LIGHT

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

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 around once every month. 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

60° – 80°

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 Pineapple

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LIGHT

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

WATER

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

HUMIDITY

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

TEMPERATURE

60° – 80°

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

Pineapples are not known to be toxic, but be sure to allow the fruit to fully ripen before picking and eating it. If you eat the fruit when it is not ripe, it can cause digestive issues. 

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. It’s best to allow the fruit to fully ripen on the plant because once picked, it will not ripen any further. Though the fruit of your Bromeliad Pineapple is edible, please note that it is not organically grown.

Bromeliad Vogue

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LIGHT

Your Bromeliad prefers bright indirect light. It will not tolerate long periods of direct light and will stop growing if in an area of lower light. East or west-facing windows are preferred.

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 around once every month. 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

60° – 80°

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.

Tillandsia Summer

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LIGHT

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

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 around once every month. 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

60° – 80°

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. 

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