Apartment plants


Question: Bromelia

I would like to know how to keep this plant and where to look for a card on this plant, whether it is for indoor or outdoor use.

Bromelia: Answer: Bromelia

Dear Francesca,
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The Bromeliad family includes 60 genera and 1400 species, coming from Central and South America and from the West Indian Islands. Most Bromeliads are small in size and suitable for growing in pots. As we are not aware of the kind in your possession, we provide you with information on the whole Bromeliad family. The leaves of these plants are spirally arranged in rosettes. Many species have leaves leaning against each other in the basal area, so as to form a well, capable of retaining water for a long time. The leaves can be ribbon-shaped, ensiform or lanceolate; in some cases they are
semi-succulent or fleshy; they can be toothed, thorny or with completely smooth edges.
The inflorescences are composed of colored bracts and flowers. Flowering can occur at any time of the year, but usually falls between spring and autumn.
Since Bromeliads are tropical and subtropical plants, temperatures must never be lower than 16-18 ° C. In the good season a relative humidity of 65-70% must be maintained; during the winter this value must be reduced: in fact in this period an excess of humidity can cause rot.
These plants should be watered and sprayed with rainwater, as the water from the aqueducts contains too much limestone, harmful to the Bromeliads. From June to September, the plants are watered towards evening; in the other period of the year, in the morning, decreasing the amount of water in the coldest months.
In Bromeliads with well, water filling the well and let the water overflow into the soil. Bromeliads grow well in light, but in summer it is advisable to shade the plant.