How to Care for Bromelaids

Bromeliads flower only once, so understanding its life cycle and how to care for it are essential.

Bromeliads flower only once. Some species send up a flower spike that extends well above the plant. Once a Bromeliad has flowered it will no longer produce new leaves. It will (or already has) produced pups. The flower on a bromeliad can last 2-3 months and the colorful bracts even longer. You can cut back the flower once it becomes unsightly.

Eventually the mother plant will also die, it will however, introduce pups. Pups can be allowed to grow with the mother plant. Or, once they have grown to be about six inches they can be repotted and allowed to grow into an individual plant. Pups grown separate from the mother plant will take about 2 years to reach flowering stage. Pups left attached to the mother plant will grow slightly faster.

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