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    Red Bromeliad for Sale

 
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Red Bromeliad

Bromeliaceae

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 10-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
  /  
10-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-3 ft.

Mature Width:

2 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Spacing:

2 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Bromeliaceae

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Exotic, Tropical Show-Stopper

More than 3,000 bromeliad plants grow wild in the American tropics. Remarkably talented with flamboyant, colorful blooms and modern, spiky foliage, it’s no wonder this exotic plant has been “tamed’ to live among us. 

Only modest in stature, this particular variety reaches 2 to 3 feet fully grown. It occupies little square-footage and fits comfortably in or outside the home. It features a vase-shaped habitat of sword-like, green foliage that spirals out from a single stalk.

Within a couple of years, a brilliant red inflorescence, or flower cluster, blooms from the center of its spiny rosette. Unlike most flowering plants, the bromeliad’s living conditions and age determine its lifecycle, not the seasons. It generally blooms only once, but what a show-stopper – flaunting its crimson-colored adornment for several months!

Prolific Garden Plant
As the flower begins to fade, the bromeliad shifts its energy into propagating the next generation. Tiny shoots emerge around the base of the plant called “offsets” or “pups.” They can be removed from the mother once they reach a third of its size, providing you with a new collection of landscaping foliage!

Natural Indoor Air Filter
Houseplants naturally release oxygen, but the bromeliad is one of few equipped with purification capabilities. As it pumps fresh air into your living space, it’s removing harmful toxins at the same time -- just ask NASA! Bring your bromeliad indoors, and you have a round-the-clock air-purifier without ever having to “change the filter.”

No Special Skills Required
In the “wild,” the bromeliad’s leaves absorb water and nutrients while its roots are primarily used to balance on trees or other organic matter. For this reason, the bromeliad doesn’t require dense potting soil. Instead, use a light, airy mixture, amended with bark, moss and other porous materials that allow water to drain. When feeding, remember to soak the plant, not the soil. And let it dry before watering again.

Although its tropical “roots” may suggest otherwise, it’s quite tolerant of drought and repels most pests this far north of the equator. Living outdoors, it performs best where the climate is subtropical -- USDA zones 10 and 11. Indoors, find a location with bright, indirect sunlight and good air circulation. You may even want to use a low running fan during times when windows must be kept shut.

Follow these few basics in bromeliad plant care, and this fiery favorite promises a taste of the tropics year-round. Designing with this versatile plant couldn’t be easier. Give us a call today to learn how the bromeliad can fit into your garden plans!





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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Bromeliad



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Bromeliad.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Red Bromeliad gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Bromeliad again after the transplant is complete.


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