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Posted by dogboy27 GA (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 8:55

The majority of my plants (tropicals, succulents) have a dormancy period, so when I bring them infor the winter, they only get a sip of water now and then, and sunlight isn't a major factor. Do bromeliads also have a rest phase, or are they active year round?

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RE: Dormancy

I'd like to know as well. A lot of the references to dormancy and bromeliads come from very generic care sheets and I doubt it applies to the whole family; after all, many of them reside around the equator in very persistent conditions. Of course many do not and are in regions with somewhat defined seasons (Florida?) and I would imagine that they must have some response to the changes throughout the year. At the end of the day many species are pretty forgiving and I don't see the harm in scaling back watering and fertilizing in the winter months. If they're not getting enough water they're pretty quick to let you know with curling leaves.

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