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Cleaning up bromeliad yard plantings

Posted by solo_voyager 12a (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 20:54

I've recently moved from Alaska to Hawaii.
I find myself having to deal with a totally new category of plants.
My new place has numerous plantings of many different types of bromeliads and tillandsias that have been let go for a few years. They all need to be cleaned up and replanted.
So, I'm starting with the largest sized plants and least complicated grouping.
Before I do something rash and begin killing all of them, I'd better ask if my plan is a good one.
I have removed the leaves from the 2 original plants.
The remaining plants radiate from the "roots" of those original plants.
There are 4 plants that have bloomed with one younger unbloomed plant attached to each of them.
I'm leery of just cutting the youngest plants off and replanting them.
What I want to do is cut away each pair at the original root stock, then replant them in the central area where the old root is now located with the older bloomed out plants in the center. I'll add a thick layer of mulch, then add a top layer of red cinders before actually replanting them
If this is a viable plan, I have several larger more numerous groupings of smaller bromeliad plants that I'll do next.

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RE: Cleaning up bromeliad yard plantings

If it were me, I would break the pups off and just plant them with space inbetween.
The mum has flowered and will die. If you do want more pups put them somewhere out of the way and you should get pups.

RE: Cleaning up bromeliad yard plantings

Thanks sunshine_qld.
I think that is what I'll do.
I do want to maximize the number of pups and increase the size of the planting of this bromeliad type, and the others as I get to them.

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