Bromeliad: planting, care, growing and transplanting at home. Secrets from the pros + real photos
What kind of flower to buy for yourself on the windowsill? Many people love flowers. There are also supporters of the interior without them. These are pets, the same as cats, dogs, parrots. They need to be taken care of, watered, fertilized, and asked by someone to take care of them during the vacation period. It is inconvenient to have flowers when the apartment is rented, long business trips are part of professional activities, for example.
And yet it is worth paying attention to one flower. Photos of bromelia convince that there is something to risk, to change plans, to adjust the work schedule, to disturb neighbors, friends, acquaintances. This is an extravagant plant with magical properties. Having got acquainted with its characteristics, few people will be able to resist. Doubts will disappear. Of course, it should be taken.
Artificial vines are always in fashion. They are often bought by people who adore eco-style, greenery, and strive to regain a sense of unity with nature while living in a big city. There is nothing surprising in this. This is the shortest way to the goal. They are beautiful, refresh the decor. There are no such shades in nature, so only with their help can you create the atmosphere of a fantasy world or another planet.
Looking around the room decorated with them, one can only be surprised at the harmony, admire the palette, the play of light, the placement of accents. But they should still be combined with indoor flowers. All people know what aromatherapy is, how important photosynthesis is for the biosphere.
The morning should be good, the evening, the day too, the mood is good. Admiring the beauty of nature, you can get a lot of fun. The illusion of a floating field, dew is given to a person by indoor plants. It is necessary to brush off the dust from the plastic ones, and fix the branches, periodically change them, because the colors may fade. The myth is that there is no trouble with them at all. An ordinary plant requires a little more attention.
The breeders were interested in Bormelia relatively recently. Participation in exhibitions, breeding of new varieties contributes to popularization. It looks good both surrounded by fresh flowers and against the background of imitations. With its help, it is convenient to create spectacular compositions, memorable.
Her magic will knock on the heart. It looks like a pineapple. It blooms only once, then dies, but before that it starts daughter shoots. Bormelia's drama will make life interesting. The interior design will be special.
Prolonged flowering is the main plus
There are many varieties of indoor bormelia — it can have white, yellow, red, purple flowers. The leaves are long, sharp, and of pleasant shades. The inflorescences are extravagant. The upper bud always blooms. They often acquire it in a blooming state. This is a living bouquet whose days are already numbered. After about six months, bormelia will begin to fade. It is important to do everything in order to multiply it.
The duration of flowering, similarity with pineapple is an absolute advantage. For this, perhaps most of all, florists and designers love her. Such properties are worth taking advantage of.
Bormelia looks great if you bought not one copy, but several at once. By placing flowers on a multi-tiered stand, surrounded by other species, you can effortlessly create a garden in a few minutes.
This is a universal flower – suitable for home, any of the rooms, and for work, office. It is luxurious, like palm trees, although small, it grows in height, will impress colleagues, improve mood.
It does not require much attention to itself
Bormelia comes from tropical and subtropical forests, respectively, loves warmth and moisture. In the rainforests, it rains for several hours in a row, then for several days not a drop of rain falls from the sky. This is her natural habitat. She has not completely lost touch with her, despite the fact that people have taken her into the house for a long time. How to take care of bromeliad at home?
The bormelia plant lives for about three years. It is unpretentious, it takes root in any soil. It is better to choose a soil with peat, mix it with sand. In fertilizers, bait does not need much, although it will not be against them. Once a month, the soil can be fertilized, sprayed with a solution.
She feels great in moderate light. It is not necessary to take it out on the veranda in the summer. She'll be fine if she's standing in a room that's cool. Only at a temperature below +12 it will start to freeze.
Some representatives of the Bormeliev family are grown in the open ground – in the country, in the yard. They can withstand a temperature drop to -20. There are fruit-bearing species among them.
In the rainforest, a low indoor bormelia flower will not survive, of course. Her rightful place is on the windowsill. She hates drafts. It should be watered when the soil surface is dry.
It is also necessary to spray the leaves from the spray gun, because not only with the help of the root system, it receives nutrition, absorbs moisture, but also with the help of foliage, petals.
Transplanting new shoots, you can admire its sharp, shiny, juicy green leaves, gradual growth, development. How to make it bloom? It happens that the kidney does not bud.
If the flower does not bloom
Already in the third year of life, flowers should appear. This is, of course, a long-awaited event. They are very beautiful. To force the kidney to bloom, if it does not happen for too long, it is possible with the help of ethylene. This substance is secreted by fruits.
If you cover the plant with a transparent cellophane bag, put an apple, kiwi or banana in it, the concentration of ethylene in the air will be high enough, the leaves of bormelia will begin to absorb it. A glass bottle, an aquarium is also suitable for accelerating development, approaching the moment of flowering.
After 7-10 days, the necessary changes will begin to occur in the flower, after 2 months or 3 the bud will bloom. When the flower begins to fade, it should be cut off. This will speed up the process of forming new sprouts.
In a withering rosette bud, by the way, you can find seeds, germinate them, although it happens that they do not germinate. It is better to be safe, count on escapes. Immediately after their appearance, they should not be transplanted, because they may not take root. It's better to wait until they grow up.
If the seeds also germinate, it will be possible to distribute seedlings to loved ones. Surely they will be glad to get acquainted with this magical flower.
Photo of bromeliad