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Bromeliad curling leaves

Posted by CactusBoss Zone 5a (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 17:58

I'm not getting any feedback for this after a while in my thread title "New Neoregelia" so I thought I'd post a new thread just about the leaf curl that's going on. It has had a small amount of leaf curl since i bought it, but now it has increased. What is causing this?


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RE: Bromeliad curling leaves

A closer view.


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RE: Bromeliad curling leaves

Its a genetic trait which I like in some of my hard leaf neos


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RE: Bromeliad curling leaves

After look some more I read that low humidity can cause this as well. The leaf curl has seemed to increase a bit since I got it.


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It is natural for some leaves to curl. Also, your brom has flowered so is slowly dying. This could take 12 mths but a couple of pups will grow to take her place.


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It's still has plenty of flowers to go. Also when should I see the pups? Can they sometimes fail to produce pups?


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Very unlikely they don't pup.
Check the last row of leaves as this is where they mostly come from.


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I don't see any yet but it's still flowering.


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Some pup before they flower.


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RE: Bromeliad curling leaves

Your plant will make some pups but I suspect it is a variegated revert of meyendorffii or carolinae which has the trait of curling. The curling in some plants shows up when a soft leaf and hard leaf cross is made.


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