Bromeliads

Growing bromeliads can be tricky, but here are some guidelines you can follow:

  1. Planting medium
  2. Air Humidity
  3. Water
  4. Light

1. Choose the right plant medium

Bromeliads are used to growing on trees, not is soil. You can mount a bromeliad on a piece of wood and it will grow! You don’t need potting soil. If you’d rather have it in a pot, you can use any mix that is suitable for orchids such as bark, charcoal, peat moss, etc.

2. Pay attention to the air in your home

Bromeliads grow naturally in trees in the rainforest. They do well in humid but airy conditions.

3. Water the right way

Bromeliads like to receive water in their leaves. The spread of leaves on a bromeliad has a cup like function so that when you poor water directly down into the center of the plant, it catches it. Then it slowly distributes the water down to the roots and the soil.

4. Give your bromeliad the right amount of light

Bromeliads like indirect sunlight: not too dark and not too hot. Sunlight though a window and a sheer curtain is perfect.