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What you need:
  • Portland cement
  • Sand
  • Ceramic pot
  • Branch
  • Liquid Nails or similar adhesive
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Florist's wire
Bromeliads are found in the wild growing in trees. To copy nature you can make your own bromeliad tree.
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Choose an interesting piece of wood and mount it in a pot. The size of the pot depends on the size of the piece of wood you use. Mix one part cement with three parts sand and fill the pot to within two inches of the rim. Sink the branch into the mix, centering it in the pot. Let the cement set up overnight.
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Attach the bromeliad using Liquid Nails or a comparable adhesive. Apply a generous amount of the adhesive to the base of the plant, and stick it on the branch. The adhesive will need to set up for a couple of hours before you proceed.
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The last step is packing sphagnum moss around the base of the bromeliad. Use florist's wire to hold the moss in place. Fill the pot the rest of the way with moss. Keep the moss moist to provide a nice, humid environment for the plant.