Try a bromide ‘oops’ I mean a Bromeliad.
This Bromeliad is a relative of the pineapple and as it is easy to grow indoors it makes a fine house plant. There are a wide range of Bromeliads and a society dedicated to there culture the Bromeliad Society
- Grow the Bromeliads for their coloured leaves that spring from the plants center.
- If flowers are wanted try a dose of epsom salts or magnesium sulphate as this promotes healthy growth, cell structure and the production of chlorophyll.
- As the inflorescence or coloured spike starts to go brown cut it down to encourage off sets called ‘pups’ and get a new generation of plants.
- It can be good fun growing from seed as different Bromeliads pollinate one another and you can’t be sure what you will get.
- For water holding Bromeliads keep the center topped up with soft water.
- For more data try a reference book on Bromeliads