Troubleshooting Bromeliad Plants – Part One
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In this post I’ve come up with a list of common problems for Bromeliad plants, the cause of the problem, and a way to remedy your problem(s)!
- Problem: Tips of leaves turn brown.
- Cause: Conditions are too hot or too dry. In winter, increase humidity by placing plant near a humidifier or try misting it every other day. In the summer, move plant to a shady place outdoors. Use a spray bottle to water the leaves, reservoir, and roots of the plant. Bromeliad pots should never be allowed to become completely dry.
- Problem: Brown spots on leaves.
- Cause: Sunburn.
- Remedy: Expose plants to direct sun gradually, especially in the summer when sunlight is very intense.
- Problem: Plant rots at the base without blooming.
- Cause: Soil is too wet; insufficient air circulation.
- Remedy: Plants that develop root rot often cannot be saved.
- Problem: Plant does not bloom.
- Cause: Immature; receives insufficient light.
- Remedy: Move to a slightly brighter location. Keeping plants in small containers helps encourage flower formation. Most bromeliads do not bloom until they are at least 3 years old. Check out the Bromeliad Fertilizer post for more tips on promoting bromeliad flowers.
For more information on troubleshooting your Bromeliad, check out Part Two!
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