guzmania bromeliad care quesitons
I've noticed some tiny black winged insects hopping around on the surface of the soil of my plant. From what I've been able to find out through reading these are probably fungus gnats. Can anyone recommend an effective way to stop the larvae from hatching (preferably organic)?
Also my plant seems to be rotting and decaying along the edges of the leaves in the "cup" area. I've read this can be a result of keeping water in the cup, but I am confused because it seems one camp of people advising keeping water in the cup and another says it is not a good idea.
Would it be worth trying an alternative for awhile, like misting once a week rather than keeping water in the cup? Or is there some other way I might treat this problem?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.