Bromeliad are easy to grow and are available in a wide range of sizes from miniatures through to huge plants. Presented in a decorated box with bow.
- Bromeliads grow well in pots. They require a light, open potting mix with good drainage.
- When potting don’t forget that the leaves hold water, so it’s important to keep the central cup upright. Bromeliads can also be grown in the garden in a well-drained compost on top of the soil.
- They like warmth and humidity, but must have good air movement. Bromeliads like moist conditions but not too much water (overwatering kills many plants).
- Division is the easiest method of propagation. Wait until the offsets or pups are about 15cm (6″) in size and cut them away from the mother plant with a sharp knife.
- Don’t over fertilise – too much fertiliser can kill bromeliads.