Mount a dehydrated Aechmea?
I am new to bromeliads... I just obtained a aechmea blanchetiana that is completely dehydrated and devoid of ANY roots. Can it be put in a teak basket with tree fern cubes or should it be potted in a loose mix 1st to try and get some roots started. It is a ingle trunk? Should the lower (brown, dead) leaves? be removed or left intact? Tia Ken