Bromeliad - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jnadelma
June 30, 2010
Will this flower again? It has been over a year since the flower died and a new plant has come up. Should I forget about watering and fertilizing.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Bromeliads bloom in response to a combination of factors, including plant age, day length, light intensity, water, and temperature. If it's possible, try keeping the plant in warm room temperature (70-80F) during the day, then put it somewhere that's 10 to 15 degrees cooler (55-60F) at night. This may stimulate bloom. Keep water in the cup of the bromeliad; the plant needs minimal fertilizer. Also, some types of bromeliads bloom quite regularly while others do not. I hope this helps.

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