The Q&A Archives: Slowly Dieing Bromeliad

Question: I've had this bromeliad since June and I've kept it outside all summer. Since the weather has been getting colder here, I brought it inside. Now on the ends of the leaves are turning brown. What do I do to save it?

Answer: There may be several causes for this to happen but what I suspect the problem is in this case is lack of humidity. You should keep the central "cup" topped up with water and surround the bromeliad with other plants or set it on a pebble tray (a tray of pebbles with water up to the top of the pebbles which is constantly allowed to evaporate and then refilled) to try to augment the ambient humidity. You might also check it very carefully for any signs of pests.

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