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Bromeliads are indoor flowering houseplants that can add contrast and color to your indoor garden and decor. Some of the most popular and common bromeliads are the aechmea fasciata, the vriesea and the guzmania.

Guzmania, Red Bromeliad Plant

Guzmania Plant
Red Bromeliad

Easy to care for, bromeliad plants have a colorful, long lasting bloom. The ease of care got them a spot on my list of best houseplants. Guzmania is the most popular because they are available in many colors. Guzmanias are also the bromeliad you will easily find at just about any store that sells indoor potted plants.

Bromeliads should be acquired with an established bloom as they really require a greenhouse environment to reach this stage. If you have a sunroom or a greenhouse you can have fun with these tropical plants.

Do you have bromeliad plant care questions? If you do not find the information you need here, I would be happy to answer any houseplant questions as I can or help you find answers. Free of charge, no sign-ups required!

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Bromeliads can be propagated by removing and planting the "pups" or shoots that grow from the base of a mature specimen. However, you must be patient as it generally takes about one and a half to two years for these plants to reach maturity and produce a bloom.

Interior landscapers use these flowering plants as a way to add contrast, color and texture to an interior design. Their secret to keeping them looking great, other than proper watering and good lighting, is that they are replaced on a regular basis, usually every 8 to 12 weeks. This depends somewhat on the bromeliad variety and the bloom stage when installed.

Once mature and in bloom, these plants will begin to fade and die after a certain amount of time. This really depends on the care they receive, the light and how far into their bloom stage they were when they were acquired. If you have a bromeliad, don't be upset if it starts to die after you have had it for awhile. This is natural. I have had some stay in good bloom for 6 months, although this is unusual, and most only last 2-3 months with a good looking flower.

Bright light is essential for keeping the plant and the bloom looking good for a long period of time. Bromeliads will decline quickly in very low light. Bromeliads will do well with bright, diffused natural lighting or any type of full spectrum artificial lighting. Bromeliads are great for adding color accents to professional office space for this reason.

Watering Your Bromeliad

In medium to low light allow the growing media to just dry out between waterings. Bromeliads have a minimal root system so don't overwater. A bromeliad in a higher light placement should be allowed to dry down at least one half the depth of the grow pot and then it should be watered thoroughly. Discard excess water.

Other Notes on Bromeliads - Watering in the "vase" of the plant is alright in good, bright light situations. However, if the lighting is not great, this may be harmful. Problems with gnats, mosquitos and rot can occur. In nature, rain falls into the center of the plant, remaining there until it evaporates. Insects and organic matter fall in and are trapped in the vase. As they decompose, the plant is fed through the foliage. This process will most likely not be occuring in your home!

Bromeliad plant, neoregelia

Neoregelia Bromeliad

Guzmania is one of the easiest bromeliads to care for and is easy to find at most stores that carry plants. It is available in many colors, yellow, purple, orange and red, and many variations of those. Neoregelia bromeliads are generally much shorter, having a less showy flower but often more interesting foliage.

If you can find them in stores, Aechmeas are going to be pink blooms with slight variations. I really like the Vriesea, as the "flower" is usually quite interesting. They are available in a few different colors. Vriesea tend to be a little more difficult and not as long lasting as Guzmmania.

I hope that your indoor tropical bromeliad plants and all of your plants and flowers are happy, green and growing because that is why I started this site PlantAndFlowerInfo.com.

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Vriesea bromeliad

Vriesea Bromeliad

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