How to care for Bromeliad Plants

Do you love bromeliads? Well, you may feel like you need to cultivate up some of them but all seems in vain. Well, different bromeliads grow in different conditions. There are several categories of bromeliads that can be categorized into different genera. Under each genera are different species of bromeliads. Bromeliad genera include aechmea, ananas, billbergia, bromelia, edmundoa, dyckia, nidularium, tillandsia, vriesea and wittrockia. There are several other genera but these do extremely well in South America, especially Brazil.

There are about 3000 known species of bromeliads and 56 genera into which they have been categorized. The major divisions of the bromeliads include:

  • Bromelioideae: 32 genera and 861 species in total.
  • Pitcairnioideae: 16 genera and 1030 species in total.
  • Tillandsioideae: 9 genera and 1277 species in total.

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How to Repot a Plant [Infographic]

Do you know when or how to properly repot a plant? Many of us wait until it is bursting out of its pot, pull it out, put it in a new pot, add some soil and hope it grows.

Here are a few signs that your plant needs a new home:

  1. The plant simply looks like it is too big for its pot
  2. The roots are growing out of the drainage holes
  3. Water is sitting on the top and not absorbing
  4. The soil is dried out or looks like it is disintegrating
  5. It’s been years since you repotted it

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