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Mount a dehydrated Aechmea?

Posted by ken_ny Z10FL ( on
Sun, Mar 21, 10 at 21:18

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

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RE: Mount a dehydrated Aechmea?

Roots aren't necessary but they do help. Remove dead leaves and plant pretty much anywhere that is well drained and secure. You don't want the plant flopping about.

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