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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
May 3, 2015 11:24 AM CST
I recently purchased a bromeliad with one bloom, when that one died I got to new ones. One of those died and the and this morning I have a new one. I read that when the plant is done it will die unless it has pups. What do the pups look like and do I just replant them. Is there a picture of the pups and how to start them.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 3, 2015 11:32 AM CST
That is a pretty plant. Lovey dubby
Yours may be a Tillandsia Cyanea or Pink Quill Bromeliad.
The pups look like smaller versions of the adult plant. Once the adult plant fades away you can separate the pups and pot them.
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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
May 3, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Thanks for your help. Hope I get pups it is such a beautiful plant would love it to live on an on.
Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
May 3, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Greene told you what l would have said, Big Grin

so l'll just say Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! to All Things Plants



Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 3, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Oops, *Blush* where are my manners. Yes, Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

I usually buy similar Bromeliads from the clearance rack when they are $1 to $3; nurse them along until the pups are ready, then share the plants at my local swap, keeping the largest one to make more pups.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 3, 2015 4:08 PM CST
The pups form at the base, in between the leaves. Mommy plant will stay on a little more, helping give energy to the pup, and eventually it will dry out. I usually wait for mommy plant to go on its own, it will be awhile, by then the pup is almost as big as mommy plant.
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Name: Linda
Sunmerfield, Florida
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MsPalm
May 3, 2015 11:11 PM CST
Thanks all for you help wish me luck. Lovey dubby 🌴
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May 4, 2015 12:10 PM CST
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