Permanently Planting Bromeliads
Author: Melanie Dearringer16 Comments
An excellent way to grow bromeliads in the greenhouse or conservatory is in a permanent bed specially designed for them.
This is easily constructed with wooden boards about 9 inches (23cm) wide, which are placed on the floor of the greenhouse to make a rectangular frame of the required size. Set a couple of dead tree branches or artificial trees (see my Making A Bromeliad Tree post) in the middle and then put a layer of broken brick in the bottom of the frame to a depth of about 3 inches (7.5cm). Finally, fill the frame with a mixture of equal volumes of coarse sand and moss peat. The trees may be planted with Tillandsia and other epiphytic plants and the bed below can house the more shade-loving bromeliads. Many other plants, like begonias, geserias and ferns, will also thrive in such a planting.
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