Buying bromeliads

Started by Peter - 2093 Monday, 27 February 2017

I would like to buy some of the bromeliads written about but my problem is this. In the major nurseries there are plenty of species displayed for sale that are already in flower and look magnificent and have high price tags. My understanding is these plants will soon enough die off (the flower that is) and then I need to start the pup propagating process to prepare plants to plant next year. Where or how can I buy plants that are not in flower so I can get at least one good season out of them on display in my garden?

Paula - 4209 Monday, 19 March 2018

Hello Peter, probably by now you have understood how Broms grow. By buying one in flower you know what you are getting and in time it will produce one or more pups without you having to do any special treatment. Simply cut off the "mother" plant enclosing the dead flower when you know the pups have roots to support themselves. Good luck. Cheers, Paula


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