Houseplants forum: Bromeliad Help!

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plantmamma93
Oct 17, 2017 8:10 AM CST
Hello,

Bromeliad del mar, leaves are shriveling. East coast apartment dweller. Not sure what it needs? I purchased a humidifier thinking maybe the air was too dry?
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Thank you!
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
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WillC
Oct 17, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Del Mar is a variety of Aechmea fasciata in the Bromeliad family of plants.

Your photo does not reveal much of the plant so it is hard to give much advice. It does appear to healthy, although the older, lower leaves have died back and that is a normal part of aging. If the rest of the plant appears to be healthy, then it is probably okay.

Bromeliads do not require high humidity as long as the soil is watered thoroughly after the top quarter of the soil has dried. They also prefer a location close to a sunny window.
Will Creed
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Oct 19, 2017 12:47 AM CST
That is normal. They Mom make babies and Mom die. The lower leaves start to die sometime you will see babies growing on the side. Just cut the dead leaves and keep the cup in the center of the plant filled with water. I have gotten babies after all the leaves were gone. So do not throw it out if you lose all the leaves wait at least a few months and see if it grows babies.

This is the easiest plant I have grown indoors. It needs so little care.

plantmamma93
Oct 19, 2017 2:17 PM CST
Cinta said:That is normal. They Mom make babies and Mom die. The lower leaves start to die sometime you will see babies growing on the side. Just cut the dead leaves and keep the cup in the center of the plant filled with water. I have gotten babies after all the leaves were gone. So do not throw it out if you lose all the leaves wait at least a few months and see if it grows babies.

This is the easiest plant I have grown indoors. It needs so little care.


Thank you! It came from Puerto Rico, so I never saw if it was blossoming or not. I am hopeful!
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Oct 21, 2017 11:56 PM CST
@plantmamma93 It might have bloomed before you got it.

That one has a really pretty flower. Have you goggled it?

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