With its colorful inflorescence surrounded by a crown of leaves, the bromeliad does not go unnoticed. This exotic beauty in many forms and varieties plays the original in our interiors.
Native to Central and South America, belonging to the bromeliad family, the bromeliad is an epiphytic plant. As the orchid, it grows on trees, recovering with its aerial roots water and nutrients to survive. Fifty species exist in various shapes and colors (red, yellow, orange, purple bicolor). Among the most common in indoor plants, there is the guzmaniaplant, the flower and leaves arranged in a star; the Vriesea, the flower-shaped spike; andaechmea fasciata with stunning pink flower.
Their common : A brightly colored inflorescence tip off a sheet halo. A graphic and exotic look that appeals to fans of green plants. Admittedly, alone or combined with other colored varieties, bromélia brings a dose of good humor to the decor.
Care of the Bromeliad
Robust and easy, the bromeliad needs light. Place it in a well lit area, but not direct sunlight. As the orchid, it does not support standing water that rots the roots.
Water at the heart of the chalice above the sink and let the water flow out of the pot before the plant back into place.
Wet foliage regularly with a sprayer to recreate a bit of wetness of its original habitat.
Use a non calcareous water, rain or filtered.
Bromeliad, ephemeral flower
The bromeliad is unusual not flourish once, but its flowering lasts three to six months.
After flowering, remove the inflorescence and keep the mother plant for its foliage.
If releases appear, you can take a shoot to plant in well-drained potting soil mixed peat (land for orchid).
A year later, you may be lucky enough to see your new bromeliad bloom.
Visual Credit: OHF
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