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    Bromelias
    Bromelias

     

    Bromelias is one of the most fascinating plants. Their rosette arranged brightly-colored blooms and foliage make for an easy and unique houseplant. They also can proliferate with low maintenance. But several issues are often faced by this flower.
    Although those problems are not usual, in fact, they do occur especially when they grow in warm regions. Some tips can help you properly plant them after identifying what the matter happens to your flower.


    They can thrive in indoor light and only need very simple cultural requirements. Water is a common problem with them. Their health can be affected because of fewer or much water or even can promote disease.

    Do Bromeliads Only Flower Once?

    Bromeliad only blooms once. But, the blooms last months or can be up to a year. They bloom and grow year-round. After your bromeliad blooms beautifully, you may start to see that they are losing petals and their bloom browning.

    If you find this, you should be aware that this is the end of its blooming cycle, it is the sign. You can do anything to prevent this. You cannot save your bromelias once you see that the flowers start to fade. You can only do one thing, removal.

    Use shears or a clean pair to cut the flower stalk as far as you can, after you do that, you can continue to maintain it. After the flowers are removed, the pup plant will be produced by bromeliad.

    The new plant can stay on their parent until they are big enough (one-third of their parent’s size). You can replant them by removing them from their parent and the pup can start to bloom.

    So, the fact is, your original bromelias will not bloom again. But, there will be the same lifecycle as the pup. They will start blooming several more months. Always give good care for them so they can live in their short life cycle.

    How Do You Take Care of A Bromeliad Plant and How Often Do You Water A Bromeliad?

    Bromeliad Plant
    Bromeliad Plant

     

    The most important part of bromeliad’s maintenance is the water, they will dry out if you give too little. But, if you give too much, they will be prone to stem rot. This stem rot is a common problem with them.

    There are also several fungal issues. Besides crown rot and root, wilting can be caused by pythium, eventually dark and blanching mushy roots. The brownish welts that contain liquid are produced because of the rust disease on the undersides of leaves.

    Helminthosporium leaf spot comes in yellowish blisters and becomes sunken and dark as they age. These fungal issues can be prevented by avoiding mechanical injury or insect and good care.

    If they are receiving good care and cited correctly, you may wonder when there is something wrong with your bromelias. If you brought your bromeliad inside or grew it outdoors, you should have an insect infestation.

    Aphids are an insect that can cause stippling of the leaves. It sucks plant juices and has soft bodies. Mealybugs, this insect usually lives at the base of leaves and they leave cottony substance. The scale is hard or soft-bodied insects.

    You can treat them by using a cotton ball soaked in alcohol, then wiping the leaves. Neem oil or horticultural soap sprays can run the plant, it is very effective. There are still several issues you need to know.

    Having this beautiful flower is so interesting. But, you need to pay attention, such as maintenance. Always take care of your flowers and possible so bromelias can be healthy and safe from pests.

    Do Bromeliads Like The Sun or Shade?

    Bromeliads grow really well under bright, indirect sunlight. When exposed to prolonged sunlight and heat, the leaves will dry out very quickly. Most bromeliads need more water and humidity than usual, and they can be hung on the wall with a pot and hanger attached to it, this way they will not be exposed to direct sunlight and prevent them from drying out.

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