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What you need:
  • Sharp knife
  • Clay pot
  • Cactus soil mix
After several years, a bromeliad will outgrow its original pot and form multiple plants that can be divided.
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In order to divide a bromeliad, first remove the plant from its pot. Use a clean, sharp knife to cut through the underground stem that connects the clumps of leaves together.
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To minimize stress to the plant, try to keep the soil intact around the roots.
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Place the new plant in the center of your pot. Use a clay pot because a bromeliad may become top-heavy. The extra weight of the clay will help keep the plant from tipping over as it grows. Backfill around the roots with soil. A well draining soil mix such as cactus mix is best for bromeliads.
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Firm the soil around the roots so the plant does not wobble. Water the plant well and you are finished.