Monday, March 30, 2015

How to take care of your Bromeliads

Bromeliads (also known as Bromeliaceae) are plants that have adapted to a number of climates. Foliage takes different shapes, from needle-thin to broad and flat, symmetrical to irregular, spiky to soft. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns. Pineapples are actually considered part of the bromeliad family due to it being part of a bromeliad. They are beautiful and easy to take care of here's a quick little how to guide on how to care for your bromeliads. 

  1. Watering - Bromeliads are adapted to withstand drought, but they less tolerant of being over-watered which can cause root rot. Make sure you water it again when the soil is dry. Many bromeliads also have a tank. This is the part of the plant where the leaves meet together and form what looks like a cup. Bromeliads can also take water through their central tank. 
  2. Lighting - Bromeliads thrive in bright, sunny spaces. However, exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time can cause damage to the leaves. Make sure you put it in a nice well-light place where it doesn't get a lot of sun exposure. 
  3. Fertilizing - Bromeliads require little fertilizing. Occasionally you will want to use a water soluble fertilizer. Never place fertilizer in a bromeliads central tank (this will kill them). Instead, fertilize around the bromeliad’s base.

I hope this post helps with all your bromeliad needs! 

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