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Posted 1M ago by @katieegww

My new plant! Any tips?

#Guzmania
6ft to light, indirect
2โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Hi, Katie Grace! Welcome to Greg?

My most important tip is do not be upset when it dies. (: Because it will. Those Bromeliads are pretty for a while, but when the colorful part dies off, the plant will start its decline. Mine lasted about two years after the flower died before it went to the great compost bin in the sky ... well, in my backyard.

But before it gets so ugly that you can't stand it, it should push out pups! They will be little plants that look similar to the mother plant, but will never be as pretty (becuase the plant you have is engineered to look beautiful). When the pups are about 1/3 the size of the mother plant, you can remove them from the pot and pot them on their own.

Before I put my plant out of my misery, it gave me seven pups that I potted and gave away. ๐Ÿ˜

It like bright light, humid air, and once the flower is gone, you can actually fill up the inside of the plant when you water it. There is a hole that will go straight through the plant when the flower dies off. The roots of that plant are very shallow.
@katieegww I was able to find this. I hope it helps!

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@sarahsalith Thank you so much for