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Caring for Your Bromeliad This Spring

April 11, 2017

We’ve already established that it’s always bromeliad season. Although bromeliads thrive year-round, there are still a few specific care habits you’ll want to embrace to ensure your plant thrives throughout the season.

Here are five simple steps to caring for your bromeliad this spring.

Step 1: Bring it Indoors

This may seem like an obvious first step, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it. While we recommend keeping your bromeliad inside all year long, it’s especially important to bring it indoors during the winter and early spring months, when the weather can be unpredictable.

Step 2: Let There be Light

Bromeliads love bright, indirect light—which can be a bit harder to come by during those chilly, rainy weeks. Although the days are getting longer, the sunlight still isn’t as plentiful as you (or your bromeliad) might like. Make sure you display your bromeliad in a place where it will get as much indirect sunlight as possible, such as a mantel or kitchen table.

Step 3: Double-Check Humidity Levels

Since dry indoor air can have a negative effect on the tropical-climate loving bromeliad, you may have to take additional precautions to make sure your plant is getting the proper level of humidity. You may want to consider running a humidifier to improve the atmosphere for your plant.

Step 4: Steer Clear of Drafts

The temperature of the room where you place your bromeliad should remain above 65 degrees F. However, it’s also important to make sure you don’t display your bromeliad in an area of your home that is especially drafty—like near a door that is constantly opening to the outside. Take care to avoid positioning your bromeliad near vents or fans as well.

Step 5: Take Extra Care Not to Overwater

Overwatering is always detrimental to the health of your bromeliad. You should always keep water in the “leaf cups” of the bromeliad to make sure it is getting enough water, but pay close attention to the dampness of the potting soil to make sure overwatering doesn’t become a problem.

There’s no reason your bromeliad can’t continue to flourish throughout the spring season. With a little extra TLC, you can enjoy these unique plants for many months to come.

For more bromeliad care tips, download our free guide.

Bromeliad Care Guide