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Tropical plant - need help!

Posted by annielizs 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 1, 11 at 19:38

I am assuming that this plant is tropical just by looking, but I don't know what it's called. Anyhow, I was told that the flower would brown and I would need to cut it off, and then it would re-bloom in 6-8 months. But now the leaves are turning brown as well. It's hot where I am, 100 degrees most days, but the plant doesn't get a whole lot of direct sunlight where it sits on my patio.
Any advice on keeping this plant alive and healthy would be much appreciated. If anyone could tell me what it's called that would be cool also! =)
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RE: Tropical plant - need help!

The plant is a Bromiliad. The bloom is actually leaves, which will dry up and the whole main plant will die. Cut it off at the base and leave it only slightly moist - it will send up baby plants from the roots and they will bloom when they are big enough.

Once this particular tropical plant is done blooming, it will not bloom again. The 'pups' will, however, bloom, but only once.

Do a google.com search for Bromiliads to read about their cultural needs.


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RE: Tropical plant - need help!

Great! Thanks so much Kay! =)


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