HERE'S HOW TO GET THE MOST ENJOYMENT FROM YOUR COTTAGE FARMS' BROMEILAD GARDEN!
Bromeliads are one of the easiest plants to care for in the home or office setting. In nature bromeliads are native to rain forests and jungles. The same traits that allow it to thrive as an under-canopy plant in those settings also give these tough, durable plants the means to survive indoor conditions. Their interesting textures and colors will add interest to your desk and brighten any area where you choose to place them.
WHAT TO DO FIRST:
Water the plant thoroughly. For the plant's first watering, fill your sink with 3 to 4 inches of water. Dunk the entire container into the water and hold there for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove from the water and allow the container to drain. Place on a towel for 5 to 10 minutes to make sure there is no more drainage. Once the container is dry, place the Bromeliad in a well-lighted place where it can be enjoyed.
Your Bromeliad will need very little maintenance. The one thing you will need to do on a regular basis is water. Bromeliads that have a rosette or cone from the leaf formations do not need water at the root level. The rosettes serve the purpose of trapping water from the moist conditions in the rain forests and jungles. When watering these specimens always put some water in this structure. The bromeliads that do not have a cone or rosette leaf formation need water in the root zone. Follow the instructions from above: Fill the sink with 3 to 4 inches of water and dunk the entire garden for 5 to 10 seconds then allow the excess water to drain off before putting it back where the garden is normally displayed.
Initially your Bromeliad will need water 1 to 2 times a week depending on how much sun the garden receives, how much humidity is present inside the room in which it is displayed, and how much air movement it is subjected to. Faded and/or wilted leaves are indicators that the soil in your bromeliad garden is too dry.
Light/Sun Exposure - Medium to high light, but does not need direct sunlight. Place in a room with south facing windows or a room that has ample artificial light.
Temperature - 65 to 75° F.
Feeding - Lightly feed with Cottage Farms' water-soluble Carefree Bud-N-Flower Booster once a month.
CAUTION: Not all plant material is edible. Though most plants are harmless, some contain toxic substances which can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, or other discomforts. As a general rule, only known food products should be eaten. In case of ingestion, please contact your local poison control center at once and advise them of the plant ingested. Keep out of reach of children.