Bromeliad

Placement

Lighting Requirements

There are many varieties of Bromeliads, some can withstand direct sunlight and others which would get burned and damaged. Generally, a bright windowsill with indirect bright light or partial light would be the ideal spot for your Bromeliad.

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Watering Needs

Bromeliads are fairly drought tolerant, and it is usually enough to water the soil once a week during the growing season. If your Bromeliad is in a high light placement or is submitted to higher temperatures, you can also fill the central cup of your Bromeliad with water. Be sure to flush this water occasionally to avoid build-ups of salt.

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Humidity

Bromeliads will be happy in an average household humidity, though plants in higher temperature environments require more humidity.

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Temperature Preferences

Bromeliads are very tolerant to temperature fluctuation, and will be happy anywhere in the range of 55 degrees to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures below 40 degrees will harm your plant.

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Fertilizer

Bromeliads are light feeders, and only need fertilizer at half or a quarter the recommended strength once a month during the growing season.

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Pet-Friendly

Though not toxic, Bromeliads can cause vomiting and indigestion if ingested. Consider placing your Bromeliad out of reach of pets.

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Extra Care

Bromeliads can have beautiful, showy flowers that will last for months. After it is finished flowering, the plant will begin to die over the next couple months. However, Bromeliads will produce one or two "pups" at the base of the plant, which can be repotted to continue the life cycle of the plant.