Doug’s Houseplant Highlight – Bromeliads


Here we are into fall. Our daylight hours are now shorter. Most of our shrubs and trees have stopped blooming and are in the beginning process of going dormant for the winter. Just because it may seem more gloomy outdoors does not mean your life inside can’t be bright and cheerful by using houseplants to give you a taste of the tropics.

One plant that will give you color, brightness, and a tropical feel is the BROMELIAD. Bromeliads are extremely adaptable to different home environments. I placed one in the center of my dining room table, giving me beautiful color for months. So, if I can grow a bromeliad, then you should be able to as well. Seriously!

Why Bromeliads?

Bromeliads are commonly used by interior decorators in office complexes, malls, etc. because of their diversity of conditions and the low maintenance required.

They are grown as houseplants and will vary in size, shape, and color. One of the biggest attractions I have with them is that they are long-lived and slow growing. Another attraction is their very attractive color foliage from bright yellows, reds, pinks, oranges, etc.

The one characteristic to know about bromeliads is that eventually, the central plant dies after flowering. They produce “pups” around the base of the mother plant. These pups can be separated and potted up to form new plants. Thus you have just created a second generation of bromeliads to enjoy.

Plant diseases are rare with bromeliads. I would say that root rot is the most common problem homeowners will face. You do want to watch the watering and let the soil dry a little in between watering. They are pet friendly and are not toxic to cats or dogs.

Try Bromeliads Today

To recap: Bromeliads are colorful, low maintenance, easy care, tolerant of all lighting conditions, and will brighten any room or space. Come see our selection of bromeliads. It is a sight to behold!

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