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Hi thanks for input on the bromeliad names; I have a question about watering them, tell us how do you water your bromelaids?
Ok, I’m going to try and break this into categories, because I think that would be the easiest way to explain it.
We have a well, with spring water, so all of my plants get watered out of hoses fed by the well. I try to water in the morning or afternoon, since bromeliads don’t like to be watered at night and it gives them time to dry off some before nightfall.
Grey leaved/xeric tillandsia’s: Most of mine are in lots of sun and mounted, they get watered almost every morning with a garden hose, but usually just a quick spray to wet the leaves - they don’t need a lot of water and usually don’t like as much water as other bromeliads, so a quick spray everyday works for me.
Green leaved/tank type tillandsia’s, vriesea’s, guzmania’s, and nidularium’s: Almost all of these are in some shade, and like to be watered more frequently than most bromeliads - so I usually water mine every few days, making sure the cups are full of water and the soil is moist.
Other tank type bromeliads - like aechmea’s, billbergia’s, quesnelia’s, and neoregelia’s: the ones in the greenhouse get watered the same time as my other bromeliads, but I don’t give them as much water usually because they don’t require as much - the one’s in the gardens get watered every few days recently, since many of them are newly planted, when they’re established they’ll get watered maybe once a week - again I try to fill up the cups until the water runs down to the ground.
Mini neoregelia’s: most of these are also in lots of sun, because they need the sun to stay colorful - they have smaller cups and that dry out faster than their bigger relatives, so I try to water them almost everyday making sure the cups get filled - they’ll be ok if I don’t water them everyday, but they’ll quickly burn up if they go more than a few days without water.
Mounted bromeliad’s: some of my bromeliads are mounted on driftwood, I make sure they always have their cups full with water, they usually get watered every few days.
Terrestrial bromeliad’s - like dyckia’s, ananas (pineapple’s), and orthophytum’s: most of these are in the ground, or in pots with cactus mix - the ones in the ground only get watered once a week or so, except for my newly planted dyckia’s, they get watered every few days - the ones in the pots get watered every few days or when I see that the soil is dry.
Pitcairnia’s: I’ve only recently acquired pitcairnia’s, but they are sitting on glass saucers, since I’ve heard they don’t like to dry out - in nature many of them are found growing near streams or rivers - I just hope mine don’t rot!
Thanks for the question! Hope this answer was what you were looking for! Please keep in mind that what works for me might not work for others, how often you water depends on a variety of things, from what your bromeliad is growing on or in, how much light they receive, and the water needs of your bromeliad.
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