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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:28 am 
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I have a Bromlaid that the top part of it looks bad and like it's dying. the leavs are fine with the exception of a few spots. It now has a new bloom or baby growing. Last time this happened I cut the baby out and planted it alone. It just died.

This time I want to make sure to do the right thing. I plan to just let the baby grow until full grown and then cut the big or mom plant out, unless it returns to looking right. Any suggestions or thoughts?? :? :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Do you mean Bromeliad?

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yes! Sorry about the miss spelling.


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This is from Googling "bromeliad" and is from this website:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_MG272


PROPAGATION
Bromeliads can be propagated by removal of "pups" or "offsets" from the "mother plant" (asexual) or by seed (sexual).
Bromeliads slowly die over a period of a year or two after flowering. However, several pups usually develop during the flowering cycle and usually emerge from the soil near the edge of the container. The pups should be separated from the mother plant after they have developed a small rosette of leaves similar to the mother plant. To remove a pup, use a serrated knife, pruning shears or small saw. Coarse hacksaw blades may also be used for this purpose. Push the saw blade into the growing medium, between the pup and mother plant, and cut through near the base of the mother plant. The young pup may or may not have developed a root system of its own. Don't be alarmed if it hasn't. Add more potting medium to the area where the pup has been removed and transplant the newly cut pup into another pot. The mother plant, especially if helped along with a small amount of dilute fertilizer, will continue to produce pups until it dies. Pups should begin growing soon even though initially roots may be absent. Don't overwater. These plants will normally flower in 1 to 3 years. Propagation by vegetative means (pups) is by far the best and most satisfactory method for home gardeners.

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This is what I tried the first time. I'm thinking I cut the "pup" away too soon. I will try again though. I don't think the leaves had fully developed. Not sure I know exactly the time, but I'm going to hang back and wait.


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Thanks for the information!!


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There are bromeliad societys out there that could probably give you all the pointers you need to be successful this go around. I would do some searching on the internet and I bet you get what you need.

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If anyone is interested in this plant the Dallas/Fort worth Bromelaid Society is going to be at North Haven Gardens on Saturday April 26th the Fourth Saturday of every other month. It starts at 3 p.m.


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