Bromeliads

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Heinie
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Bromeliads

Post by Heinie » August 28th, 2013, 11:55 pm

I have a few Bromeliads coming into flower now. This Bromeliads will be the last post for tonight.

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Re: Bromeliads

Post by Mustansir Billah » August 29th, 2013, 12:07 am

In How much time do they flower and are they from Aloe vera family?

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Re: Bromeliads

Post by newton » August 29th, 2013, 4:44 am

gorgeous specimens that you have,,,, well done. I really liked this display of bromeliads at Southport flower show this year
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Re: Bromeliads

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » August 29th, 2013, 7:31 am

amazing mr heinie your bromeliads are beautiful.

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Re: Bromeliads

Post by Heinie » August 29th, 2013, 9:38 am

Mustansir,
A young plant will take about 3 years to flower but from there it grows offsets which flower in one or 2 years. They have very few and small roots because they also grow in trees like the Tilandsias I posted yesterday. The two are related but grow in shaded areas. They are watered in the crown.

Newton,
Thanks for those photos.

Hammad,
Thank you for the compliment.
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Re: Bromeliads

Post by Syed Adnan » August 29th, 2013, 9:54 am

Heinie,

What to do with the babies? , i once have a Bromeliad but after bloom it died leaving 3 babies, but each one died afterwards one by one. After that i never tried this plant again, although the bloom is astonishing and prevails for almost 6 months indoor.

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Re: Bromeliads

Post by Heinie » August 29th, 2013, 10:04 am

Syed,
The plant flowers only once and then makes offsets but the original plant then dies off. They multiply very quickly. Leave the babies and they will flower in a year or two. Very soon you will have a lot of plants from the original plant and you will not even notice the dead plants. The dead plant is then used as food.

When watering the garden just give them a spray of water to fill the crown with water. That is how they survive. Be sure not to water them too much because the tiny roots rot very easy. The plants are for growing in trees etc and roots are there to fsaten them to the object they are planted on.
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Re: Bromeliads

Post by M Farooq » August 29th, 2013, 10:19 am

Very beautiful flowers. Let me say Heinei came, he saw, and he conquered... this forum with his beautiful and uncommon flowers

Munstasir, see our Flora of Pakistan database for Bromeliads. It is not from the Aloe vera family.

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