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Bromeliad

November 25, 2017

Question

I received the attached plant as a gift. I would like to know what it is and how to care for it.

PIcture of bromeliads

 

 

Answer

The plant in question is a bromeliad. It is naturally an epiphytic plant taking moisture out of the air and through the foliage in the rain forest. In your home it doesn’t require a lot of water and it will keep its colorful bracts for months.  They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, along with colors.  On many bromeliads once the mother plant finishes with her flowers, small pups or babies will appear at the base of the plant. These can be grown for more plants and should color up and bloom when they are a year or more of age.  Our edible pineapple plant is a bromeliad


 

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