Aechmea 'Elegant Flame' is a bromeliad that comes from the thick rain forests of South America.
How to care for a Bromeliad
• Keep the plant's urn filled with water at all times and change it weekly. Water regularly to keep the soil lightly moist, but not soggy. Don't allow the urn to dry out for very long. Brown, shriveled leaf tips are likely caused because the plant is dry.
• Do Bromeliads need sun?
Most bromeliads grow under the cover of a tree canopy. Therefore, they are not adapted to being exposed to direct sunlight. Many bromeliads will scorch and lose their color in direct sun. There are, however, bromeliads that enjoy bright, direct light and will thrive in full sun.
• Should I cut the dead flower off my bromeliad?
Well, it might sound harsh, but once your bromeliad bloom has begun to die, you can cut it off! Bromeliads are known for their exotic, long-lasting flowers. These tropical plants can bloom for months, in fact. ... By cutting off the bromeliad's dying flower, you can help the plant refocus its energy on new pups.
• What do Bromeliad pups look like?
Propagating a Bromeliad Pup
They'll look like tiny versions of the mother plant emerging from between the mother plant's bigger leaves. These pups can be used to propagate your bromeliad once they've reached 6 inches in height
• How do you separate Bromeliad pups?
Just wait until the pup is about one-third of the size of the mother plant before dividing. Step 1 Remove bromeliad clumps from garden bed and place on a flat surface. Clean excess soil or bark chip. Step 2 Using knife, cut pups away from mother plant, leaving a short stem on pups.
• Do bromeliads clean the air?
Improved Air Quality
While most common indoor plants purify the air during the day, bromeliads release oxygen and remove air pollutants during the night. The Plants for Clean Air Council suggests that when combined with foliage plants, bromeliads can help provide around-the-clock indoor air purification.
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