pruning and new growth

scrumbleJuly 9, 2007

Hi,

I'm new to owning a bromeliad and I finally read somewhere that when the flower loses its colour your are supposed to prune it off. How would I go about doing that? There is one new offshoot starting to grow out of the side, will it eventually flower too? And should I repot it because the new sprout is no longer the centre of the pot?

Thanks for any help

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
philofan(z10)

I cut the inflorescence off after it dries completely.

The pup should be about 1/2 to 2/3rds size of the mother before separating, and not smaller. I just break it off with my hands and then plant the bottom in a small pot of soil (fast-draining planting mix and perlite mixture). Yes, the pup will flower too. While the mother plant won't flower anymore, you can hang onto it as it can produce more pups. Eventually, it will die and you can throw it out.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 2:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hotdiggetydam

It kinda depends on what genera bromeliad you have. Some its better to leave the pups on and gradually cut away the declining mom. The pups will cover over where she was. With Guzmania leave the pups. Neo's and others they are easier to remove when they have developed their own set of side roots

    Bookmark   July 9, 2007 at 4:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is this a bromeliad???
I got this from my aunt, who wasn't sure what it is....
embolton0620
hotdiggetydam
What type of brom is this?
This bromeliad is fairly large --at least 3 feet in...
Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA
Eye candy at Sunshine Bromeliads
If you're in South Florida you definitely need to check...
halfwaythere1
Sponsored Products
Les Prunes Giclee Set of Four Shades 3x6x5 (Clip-On)
$49.99 | Lamps Plus
Cosmopolitan Prune Purple Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$345.60 | Bellacor
Artificial Double Potted Sago Palm Tree
Overstock.com
Pruning Set
$39.99 | zulily
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Artistic Weavers Rugs Cadaley Prune Purple 2 ft. 6
Home Depot
Boxwood Triple Ball Topiary Christmas Decor
$799.00 | FRONTGATE
Platinum Prune Purple Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
Bellacor
Runner: Estrella2 Sapphire Blue 2' 6" x 8'
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™