Bromeliads as container plants

Discussion in 'BROMELIADS & TILANDSIAS' started by Littlegatorfarm, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Littlegatorfarm

    Littlegatorfarm New Member

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    Bromeliads are a perfect container plant. Provided you use a specialized soil mix, various species can be used to match whatever lighting conditions the container is in, from full shade to full sun. They have their own water tanks and are drought tolerant. Unlike most tropical plants they do not require a water drip line to stay alive. If under open sky they can live on rainwater most of the year. During the dry season, or if under an overhang roof they can be watered as little as once a month. They generally have less pest problems than other tropical plants too.

    As they continue to grow and pup you'll get some cool overhanging effects with certain species. Eventually healthy bromeliads will become overcrowded and require some clearing, but as they're generally slow growers the clearing is only needed once every year or so

    Here's some examples I've done recently of bromeliads in containers:

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