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Bromeliads are hands down one of the coolest flowering plants we have to offer at Westmount Florist. There are over 3000 different species, hundreds of different colour combinations and they native to South America. Their family tree is massive, but their two most popular relatives are the pineapple and Spanish moss. This week we are bewildered by bromeliads!
[Common names] Bromeliad or Bromeliaceae
[Uses] Indoor or tropical outdoor plant
[Colours Available] Bromeliads have the widest range of foliage colour and patterns in the world. Their leafs can be yellow, red, maroon or green, and their foliage can vary from cream to pink, orange to white.
[Watering] Bromeliads have their own watering system, they are made to store water in their tightly over lapping leafs. Simply water from the top and re-water once you see that the water has been absorbed. Never water your bromeliad from the soil, they will rot.
[Light Needs] Bright filtered or indirect light is preferred. Wide leaf bromeliads often will burn if they are placed in direct sun. Southern exposure is best for these flowering plants.
[Temperature] Bromeliads will tolerate a wide range of temperatures, but the ideal indoor temperature should be anywhere from 13-29 degrees Celsius.
[Soil/Drainage etc] Be careful with bromeliads, if they are over watered from the base they will rot. Always make sure that you water them between their leafs.
[Common Problems and How to Solve] Overwatering and sunburn are both common problems with bromeliad plants. The solution is simple; stop watering it so much and move your plant out of the direct sun and into a shady area.
[Safe for Pets?] Bromeliads are one of the safest plants for pets.
[Fun Fact] The most popular form of bromeliad is a pineapple! How cool is that?