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Would like your thoughts on this?

Posted by pearlbegonia 17 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 10, 14 at 10:34

I purchased 4 bromeliad plantlets from an ebay seller. They appear to be neoregelias. They were sent in a padded mailing envelope and arrived looking pretty much like they had been ironed. I potted them up and attempted to fill the cups, but two of them were so flattened that all I could do was spritz the leaves with a little water. After a couple of days I emailed the seller to let her know the condition of the plants and this was her response:

"I know on line they say to fill the cups but do not fill the cups till they perk up because that will make it rot. I have shipped in padded envelopes with no problems It takes about 1 week to 1 11/2 week for the plants to perk up."

What do you think? Is this correct? I've purchased bromeliads from a number of sources on the web and no seller has ever given me instruction not to fill the cups.

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RE: Would like your thoughts on this?

I usually soak mine in a bucket of water for a couple of hours if they are like that. When I repot I always soak the pot in water for a few minutes and fill the cup.

RE: Would like your thoughts on this?

Soak 'em for 24 hours, you'll be OK.

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