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Bromeliads are a large and colorful group of tropical, epiphytic plants. Their foliage can be spectacular or dramatic. They grow best in bright diffuse light such as fluorescent or that in an east-facing window. Since most bromeliads are from the tropics, they enjoy warm temperatures: high 60's at night and at least in the 70's during the day.
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Bromeliads can be grown in well-drained houseplant potting soil, in epiphytic orchid potting mix, or mounted in a bromeliad tree.
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ost bromeliads form a "vase" with their leaves, which fills with water to provide moisture. In the wild this serves as a home to colorful frogs and other creatures. Keep the vase filled with water to assure adequate moisture for your bromeliads.
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They require the same humidity as other houseplants and make a good choice for a terrarium.
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Fertilize bromeliads with a dilute amount of water-soluble fertilizer: about 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended concentration for other houseplants.