Bromelia. How to care?
Bromelia - one of the most popular indoorplants. This flower comes from the South American tropics, it has beautiful brightly colored leaves and unusual rosettes of flowers. When buying a plant you need to examine it properly. Healthy bromeliad has elastic leaves of a rich green color, on leaves and flowers there should be no tears and withered edges. The root system should also not have any damage, otherwise you will not be able to save bromeliad.
How to care for a flower bromelia
Despite the exotic origin, bromeliad- unpretentious flower. She does not like excessive humidity, because the flower needs to be provided with good drainage, and watering only when the soil finally dries up. Bromelia does not tolerate calcium. Therefore, if the water in your region is stiff, it is better to use filtered or purchased bottled water for irrigation. Bromelia comes from the tropics, and therefore she loves bright light, but do not put the plant under direct sunlight. It should also protect bromeliads from drafts, but you should take into account that in the unventilated musty room, the plant will die. Feed the plant can be mineral fertilizers, which are sold in flower shops, as universal, for example, "Rainbow", and special for bromeliads. Plant transplantation is rare, too frequent changes in habitat can be detrimental to the health of the flower. He feels great in one pot for a long time.
Bromelia, how to care during flowering
Before blossoming it is necessary to provide temperature notabove + 25˚, and directly during flowering, the temperature can be reduced to + 12˚. During flowering, the plant needs to be fed both through the soil and by sprinkling the leaves with nutritious top dressing.
Reproduction of a plant
The reproduction of bromeliads occurs by cuttingshoots, which are not less than a few months. They are transplanted into a light substratum and, before full rooting, from one to three months are kept at elevated temperature, guarding against drafts.