Questions tagged [bromeliads]

For questions concerning the mostly epiphytic Bromeliaceae family, of which Ananas comosus (pineapple), Tillandsia usneoides (Spanish moss) and house plants are some of the best known. Many have stiff, spiny leaves in a rosette that gathers water and nutrients from the atmosphere.

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Can I make a sapling out of this part of the plant?

I have this bromeliad and on the low parts, close to the ground it is growing something unusual. It looks like it might be an offshoot, but I am not sure. This is the plant: and this is (possibly?)...
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Identify this plant with a pink flower spike?

What's this plant? I'm in the Caribbean
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Does anyone know what this plant with stiff red and green leaves is?

I have kept this alive for months, but don't know if it is indoors or outdoors
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Tillandsia species/cultivar?

So, I got this little guy a month ago from a local shop but it was only identified as a generic "air plant." At the time, it was already showing the inflorescence (which is why I bought it) but the ...
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Removing blooms from these unidentified Bromeliads?

So, I have two Bromeliads (I don't know specific names) for conversation sake, until identified I've labeled the pics Small Brom(1st 3 pics) and Larger Brom(last 2 pics) below. Please see blooms. Both ...
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What to do with this Bromeliad?

What to do? I was given this Bromeliad, two links above. Please see what looks like white dust. A neighbor had quite a few plants on her porch, she gave me most of them because she didn't want to have ...
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Why is one of my pineapple plants thriving and the other isn't?

I planted two pineapples a few months ago. One is thriving and the other is barely surviving. Should I wait and see if it rebounds or just mulch it?
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How should I take care of my bromeliad?

I have the following indoor plant but it looks it is not happy. Some of the leaves turned brown and the flower is dry. Is this a perennial plant? Do you think I can revive it? I water it once a week.
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Please identify this LivingTrends plant with a pink flower spike

I recently bought a plant, because it was cheap, had a cool looking flower, and I hadn't ever tried to grow one before. I'm including a picture of the plant below. It is by a company called Living ...
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Are glass containers suitable for “air plants”?

I recently received three Tillandsia ionantha plants as a gift. The set came with some teardrop-shaped glass "terraria" in which to display the plants. Each container has a large hole to put the ...
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Can I grow pineapple plants from seed, rather than crowns?

The other day, as I was eating pineapple, I noticed that it was full of seeds (see pic below for what they look like). I have grown plants from the crowns on top of the fruit (even a couple patented ...