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Do bromeliads only flower once?
Bromeliads often have both striking foliage as well as flowers. However, a bromeliad will only bloom once throughout its lifespan. Though that seems like a bummer, especially if you bought the bromeliad for its blooms, the flowers actually last for a good portion of time—generally 3 to 6 months.
Can bromeliads bloom again?
Most bromeliads bloom only once in their lifetime. ... Instead, bromeliads that have bloomed will begin to form offsets or pups. Pups are exact clones of the original plant. While it not possible for your existing bromeliad to bloom again, by properly caring for the pups you can enjoy your bromeliad's blooms over and over.
How do you transplant a bromeliad puppy?
Here are the steps you can follow. They are simple!
- Remove the pups from the mother plant either by pulling away or cutting them off. ...
- Fill the pot with a mix of 1/2 potting soil & 1/2 orchid bark. ...
- Arrange the pups in the pot however you want. ...
- Top with bark. ...
- Water in well.
Do Bromeliad pups bloom?
The bromeliad life cycle is unusual: They only live for a few years and bloom once, but they produce pups, or offsets, that will bloom just like the parent plant.
Can you transplant bromeliads?
Bromeliads produce smaller plants, known as “pups,” after they flower. You can transplant the mature bromeliad or its pups to containers or other areas of your garden with little trouble.
How do you trim a bromeliad puppy?
Use a sterile, sharp knife to remove the pups. It is often best to remove the mother from the container to better see where to make cuts. Cut the pup away from the parent, taking a small amount of the parent along with the offset. Use a good moist peat mixture for planting bromeliad pups.
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