Ask a Question forum: Bromeliad is dying

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Apr 16, 2018 5:45 PM CST
It was doing OK for a while and as you see it grew a new baby but now its leaves are drying out. I took one piece of it out and put it in a glass container. I've been spraying them with water instead of watering but not helpful.



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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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quercusnut
Apr 16, 2018 7:33 PM CST
It is normal for bromeliads to 'die' after they bloom. You can leave the 'pup' and remove the dead parent leaves or detach it and repot.
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Apr 17, 2018 4:26 AM CST
But it didn't bloom!
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Apr 17, 2018 7:28 AM CST
Many main plants die after blooming and/or produce a pup or baby.
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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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quercusnut
Apr 17, 2018 9:22 PM CST
Are you positive it didn't bloom? Some species/cultivars have very small insignificant blooms that are almost unnoticeable. Some can also offset without blooming.
I have a hohenbergia that offset into 4 pups without blooming at all.
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Rez
Apr 18, 2018 11:17 AM CST
I didn't see anything like a bloom. The original plant that I got these from consisted of many "bunches".
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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quercusnut
Apr 18, 2018 10:21 PM CST
As I said in my previous post some bromeliads offset without blooming.

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