Sign In to join the community | Help
Lawn & Garden

How to Grow Tropical Bromeliads at Home


Bromeliads are a beautiful tropical to sub-tropical plant that makes a great addition to many homes and offices. I have had a community member write in and ask about planting the off shoots from the mother plant.




First let me say that Bromeliads absorb most of their nutrients through their leaves and the cups at the base of their leaves and their roots act primarily as an anchor for the plant. Bromeliads grow in shadier areas, often under cover of other plants and parent plants. They grow outside, in frost free climates like South Florida as well. If you have them in pots outside, be sure to bring them in whenever there is threat of frost or freezing weather.






For planting your plant or its off shoots in a pot, it is recommended that you use a planting mix consisting of equal parts peat moss, sand and bark. This will help your plant stay anchored and maintain a good moisture level.


Light and Water


Although there are thousands of different types of Bromeliads, most of which like shade, there are many that can take sun. Most of what you find to bring in the house, prefer shade and will need indirect sunlight inside. This means that it needs to be set back away from a south facing window. They also thrive in humid growing conditions; therefore misting them with a water bottle often works well. Bromeliads do not like wet feet, therefore be sure that the cups at the bottom of the leaves are not holding water.


Other related articles:

Orchids are for lovers...

How to Care for African Violets

How to Grow Plants Indoors Using the Color Spectrum of Light

Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question
Posted 2015-03-05T16:38:12+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL
Wow! What an interesting plant.
Posted 2015-03-13T18:33:44+0000  by Cree
Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question