A native of the tropical Americas, bromeliads are attractive hardy plants that come in various varieties of various leafage colour. Bromeliad types come in different sizes too, and its leaves come in several interesting shapes and patterns. Growing bromeliads in garden pots can be best described as something strangely but beautifully exotic.
Bromeliads are in the same family as pineapples! They are unsurprisingly one of the more popular indoor or potted plants. Aside from how this plant’s leaves are attractively arranged, bromeliad types with vibrantly coloured bracts (modified leaves around the actual flower) have become an all-time garden favourite too.
Growth and Care
Just like agaves, bromeliads are hardy plants that can thrive in your garden under harsh weather and soil conditions as long as they’re not drowned in water and is protected from frost. The key to proper bromeliad care is to not overwater and over fertilise them. In fact, doing so can actually kill the plant. What bromeliads in garden pots need are air circulation and the opportunity to dry out after watering. To point out, the pot should have good drainage. Bromeliads do not pick a season so they thrive all year round. They do not need full sun exposure; neither do they rely on specific temperature or humidity levels. The only thing extreme humidity can change is its foliage colour and texture. Its leaves supply it water and it rarely gets thirsty. The trick really is to just look at your bromeliad and water it if it looks like it needs water. If it does not look thirsty, you better leave it alone. Fertilisation should only be occasional too – twice a year is ideal and never during winter. Bromeliads are hardy and tough and are rarely affected by pests and diseases. If you see damage, just cut off the damaged part while tracing the leaf’s shape.
Bromeliads come in many different sizes. How to grow bromeliad is easy (in garden pots, on balconies) and inexpensive too. They reward its growers with beautiful, grandiose and attractive decorative foliage, thriving even with very little effort. So, don’t you think you should grow one right now?