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Puya seedlings

Posted by mooseling Zone 5 CO (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 16, 10 at 2:07

I have about ten seedlings of Puya. Can't remember the species - alpestris, maybe? Anyway, they're in a plastic deli container about four centimeters deep. They've been growing fine for several months now, but now that they're getting a bit larger, some are looking a bit crowded. I can see the roots on the bottom of the container, but not too many. Should I move them to separate pots? Is there a particular time of year it's best to do so? Is there anything special that I should do when I move them? I'm not very knowledgeable about bromeliads, so any advice is greatly appreciated.

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RE: Puya seedlings

If the plants are touching the sides or top. Its time to start hardening them off and give them a larger place to grow. It depends on how big they are now if the need a seperate pot or a larger community pot

RE: Puya seedlings

What kind of mix are you growing them in?

RE: Puya seedlings

They've already been hardened off and are growing in seedling mix. I'm sure it's just a standard commercial seedling mix. The seedlings themselves aren't all that big - the largest is maybe 1.5 cm? They are starting to get some spikes, though.

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