Panama Bromeliad

Panama Bromeliad

Bromeliads come from Central America so tropical climes are their jam making them ideal for us. Their foliage gives way to a startling bright flower perfect for lovers of the exotic. But it happens to the best of us. A yellow leaf here and saggy stem there. We’ve got you. submit arrow

A bright spot in the shade

A bright spot in the shade

Pick a bright spot that doesn't get direct sunlight for your Panama Bromeliad. In nature, they grow under canopies of plants where direct sun is limited. Bromeliads love moisture so don’t keep them in a room that constantly has the AC on.

If its leaves yellow, it may be getting too much sun. If they elongate or turn dark green, it may be not be receiving adequate light. They’ll survive for a while in lower light conditions but need a fair amount of it to bring out the color and initiate flowering and baby pups!

Water infrequently

Water infrequently

Bromeliads love moisture but hate sogginess so spray them with a spray bottle liberally and water the soil slightly twice a week.

Don’t let the soil get soggy, make sure the pot is always well drained as Bromeliads are very susceptible to root rot. Wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Bromeliads don’t like the monsoon so make sure to water less in humid months.

Mist its leaves

Mist its leaves

It loves the extra humidity. Mist as often as you like!

Spa day, once a month

Spa day, once a month

1. Trim off brown leaves snipping closely to the central stem. Pull out old stumps from the base to make space for new "pups".

2. Scrape off any white mould on top of the soil. It’s just harmless fungi that lives in the soil. Lightly dust the soil with ground cinnamon.

3. Poke holes in the soil with a chopstick to aerate it and and give your plant a bit of extra breathing room. Sprinkle a tablespoon of vitamins in the soil and massage in.

4. Shine its leaves with a damp cloth, gently removing any dust. Front and back. This not only makes your plant look nicer but helps it to soak in light more easily too.

5. Spin it around to make sure its leaves are sunned evenly as it tends to grow towards sunlight.

6. Clean your cork mat with soap and water or white vinegar.

Common questions

Why are my Panama Bromeliads leaves yellowing?

It may be getting too much sun. Move it to a shadier place.

Why are my Panama Bromeliads leaves elongating?

It may not be getting enough sunlight. Move it to a sunnier place.

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