hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Bromeliad....YEAH!!!

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bromeliad....YEAH!!!
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 10:29:15 -0600
  • References: <11719085.1116242568492.JavaMail.root@sniper7>

Thanks - terriic, concise info.  I'll print that out as a cultivation sheet
for people who ask what to do with these exotic plants.  Hmmm... I wonder if
I could locate a wholesaler so we could sell them?  Know of any?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bromeliad....YEAH!!!

> Running behind again...sorry. I used to shy away from  Bromeliads because
> every time I got one, it died...it either rotted or  after it bloomed it
died.  I
> was clueless, so stayed away from them.   I'm so glad that I met some
> wonderful folks whose passion are Bromeliads.   Bromeliads are now one of
> favorites.  I have them growing literally on  every tree, tucked into
> growing on my posts of the deck, on driftwood,  in the ground....you name
it.  LOL
>  The care of a Bromeliad depends largely on what genus it  is.   Can you
> me a little more info.....are the leaves stiff  or soft? Spiny or smooth?
> the plant tall, foliage standing straight up  or are the leaves more
> flattened out to the side??  Is the plant  in an orchid type mix (bark
chips) or
> soil??  Pink or red center  could mean the color of the plant or it could
mean that
> it is going to  bloom.  Bromeliads come in all colors, shapes, sizes.
> are  miniatures only getting to be an inch or two tall, others can get
> feet.  Most commonly available bromeliads somewhere in the middle.
>   Not all Bromeliads like to have water in the center  of their cups.....
> some bromeliads are terrestrial, and others epiphytes  (growing in trees
> nature).  The easiest way to kill a bromeliad is to  over water.  If you
are going
> to put water in the cup, then don't water the  soil.  Lots of bright
> great air ciruculation, humidity.  Don't  fertilize much if at all
> thoughts on this) since most agree that  fertilizing will cause the plant
> green too much.
> Most folks make the mistake of throwing away a bromeliad after it blooms
> (usually the Guzmanias and Vriesia types) because they think the plant is
> dead....but in fact all bromeliads pup out.  Eventually the mother plant
will die
> back (some genus sooner than others), since it only blooms once.   As the
> foliage dies back, you take that off.  Eventually they will form a  clump.
You can
> either leave the pups on, creating a large clump of  bromelads....or you
> take them off as they mature more and produce new plants  (specimen).   No
> problems with black spot or anything else with  Broms.   Members of our
> with greenhouses report problems  with scale, and others say that
> love to eat theirs, but I've  never had any problems.  Once I learned
more, they
> have literally  become the easiest plant I have to care for.
> FYI:  Houston Brom. society:   _http://bromeliadsocietyhouston.org/_
> (http://bromeliadsocietyhouston.org/)
> Brom. society international:      _http://www.bsi.org/_
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 5/13/2005 7:09:34 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Humidity  is NO problem here in the lake area.  Even
> > during a 6 month  drought, it's STILL humid.  Welcome to blackspot
> > country.   But I have the perfect place on the front porch for it
> > (morning sun  only, shade by 11).  And yes, the leaves are green but
> > has a  little reddish cup-like structure in the middle.  Interesting
> >  plant.  How big so they get?
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement