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what to do with this plant

Posted by anita55 zone 6 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 12 at 8:10

Thank you reading my post.
I think this is a type of bromeliad. My son brought it home from school when he was in third grade. He is 30 now! So I hang on to it for sentimental reasons.

It used to be an upright stalk that never made a flower.

when it got too large and started to droop I would take a seedling from the pot and start a new one. I've tried larger pots and smaller pots over the years. The soil is cactus blend. The location is a southwest facing window but not a lot of bright sunlight.

So now I haven't repotted in a quite awhile and this sorry looking plant is what I have. Can anybody help me to start a new plant and keep it happpy? Thanks for any advice.


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RE: what to do with this plant

It looks like succulent to me.

RE: what to do with this plant

I agree with hotdiggety. Try over in the Cactus and Succulents Forum.


Here is a link that might be useful: C&S

RE: what to do with this plant

Thank you ! I will!

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