Bromeliads are generally slow growing plants that do not need a large amount of fertilizer. The best method seems to be to use slow, time-release fertilizers lightly sprinkled around the base of the plant. Never place fertilizer grains directly in the cup of tank bromeliads, doing this will risk burning the foliage and might foster the growth of algae or invite rot.
Choosing the right pot size and soil mix is the first requirement Most bromeliads do not require nor will they tolerate constantly being wet. In nature, they do not like to remain soggy, in fact they are most often found in areas where they are more dry than wet.
What are the benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide and how do I apply it? Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) it is made up of Hydrogen (H2) and Oxygen (O2), however H2O2 has an extra Oxygen atom in an unstable arrangement – it is this extra negatively charged Oxygen atom that gives H2O2 its useful properties.
Most bromeliads are shipped without soil and not much of a root system (bare root) and do not need large pots. You may be tempted to pot a full-sized bromeliad in a very large pot, but this may be detrimental to root growth because it may hold too much moister and cause the plant to rot away. On the other hand, a pot that is too small may not hold the plant upright.
Aechmea fosteriana cluster growing on a Royal Palm in a Florida Garden Aechmea (pronounced EEK-me-uh) gets its name from a Greek word meaning “spear tip”, named by Spanish botanists Ruiz & Pavon in 1794 during an expedition to Peru and Chile commissioned by King Charles III.