Answer: Good question! Sorry I wasn't very clear about the pebble filled tray. The bottom of the pot the bromeliad is in should be elevated slightly so the excess water can drain from the pot into the tray. Otherwise the roots will remain too wet. Set the pot on a couple of stones, then fill the tray with gravel and keep about a half inch of water in it at all times.
Good luck with your bromeliad!
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