Bromeliaceae

I recently got two bromeliads (guzmania, I think?). They're blooming now, but I'm hopefully several months away from having any pups. I was reading up on it anyway, though, and saw that there are two ways to deal with pups: Cut them away from the mother plant and grow them separately, or let them grow as a cluster on the mother plant. I see a lot of instructions for the first option, but if I would rather have a cluster, how do I do that? Do I have to cut away the old leaves or anything? from Anonymous

If you would rather have a cluster of plants, all you have to do is leave the pups attached to the mother plant.

The mother plant can still live on for 1 to 3 years or more before it dies. In that time the outer leaves of the mother plant will likely yellow and wither until eventually the mother plant is all brown and you just have the pups growing. 

You only have to cut away the old leaves once they are dead and brown, because the mother plant is still providing energy to the pups!


Hey! it’s me again :) do you think the baby is already big enough to be separated from the mother? 

Hello!I think it’s big enough to be separated, but I would leave it on the mom for a little while longer, just so it forms more of a rosette, but it should be fine if you removed it now :)

Hey! it’s me again :) do you think the baby is already big enough to be separated from the mother? 

Hello!

I think it’s big enough to be separated, but I would leave it on the mom for a little while longer, just so it forms more of a rosette, but it should be fine if you removed it now :)


cactguy:

Anniversary plants: Crypanthus, ornamental peppers, Stapelia, and Kalanchoe. Planting to come later.

Some beautiful cryptanthus! 
They like regular potting soil and regular watering unlike most bromeliads. 
I never had much like with them until I treated them like regular plants!cactguy:

Anniversary plants: Crypanthus, ornamental peppers, Stapelia, and Kalanchoe. Planting to come later.

Some beautiful cryptanthus! 
They like regular potting soil and regular watering unlike most bromeliads. 
I never had much like with them until I treated them like regular plants!cactguy:

Anniversary plants: Crypanthus, ornamental peppers, Stapelia, and Kalanchoe. Planting to come later.

Some beautiful cryptanthus! 
They like regular potting soil and regular watering unlike most bromeliads. 
I never had much like with them until I treated them like regular plants!cactguy:

Anniversary plants: Crypanthus, ornamental peppers, Stapelia, and Kalanchoe. Planting to come later.

Some beautiful cryptanthus! 
They like regular potting soil and regular watering unlike most bromeliads. 
I never had much like with them until I treated them like regular plants!

cactguy:

Anniversary plants: Crypanthus, ornamental peppers, Stapelia, and Kalanchoe. Planting to come later.

Some beautiful cryptanthus! 

They like regular potting soil and regular watering unlike most bromeliads. 

I never had much like with them until I treated them like regular plants!