Making A Bromeliad Tree – Part Three
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Once it is assembled and planted, water the whole tree thoroughly, using a can fitted with a fine rose, and allow it to drain. If intended for the home, the tree is best stood in a saucer or dish to avoid marking the shelf or table underneath it.
Further appearance of the sphagnum moss. When the moss is green and obviously damp, water is not needed, but when it becomes whitish in color and crisp to the touch, water should be given. Rainwater is preferable, using a fine spray and making sure that the whole assembly is soaked. The addition of a high potash liquid fertilizer at every third watering is recommended.
Planted with bromeliads that remain fairly compact, the tree will last for several years and may be moved about between greenhouse and home without difficulty. Good plants for the purpose are the smaller Billbergia, Crypthanthus, Vriesea carinata, Guzmania lingulata, X Cryptbergia rubra, the dwarf Neoregelia and, if the tree can be kept in a very light position, the grey-leaved Tillandsia. In a greenhouse, larger plants of many genera may also be accommodated.
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