Bromeliad Propagation – Learn How To Grow Bromeliad Pups
The following are some facts which will help you understand the topic:
1) Bromeliads grow from seeds.
They do not produce new plants from their roots. If they did, there would be no need for them to reproduce!
2) A plant produces a single flower at maturity when it reaches its final size (usually between 3 and 5 inches).
The seedlings are called buds because they develop into small flowers. These bud-like growths are called pistils.
3) There are two types of bromeliads: those with petals and those without.
Petalless varieties have no petals; all of the growth occurs inside the stem rather than outside like nonpetal varieties. Some species have multiple kinds of pistils or different forms of reproduction, such as vegetative, sexual, and asexual reproduction.
4) Bromeliads have been cultivated for thousands of years.
They were used as medicine and food in ancient China. Today, they are popularly grown as houseplants.
5) The first documented use of bromeliads was in the 1500’s by Italian botanist Giovanni Battista della Torre, who described how to propagate these plants from cuttings.
His description was published in 1576 and became very influential in Europe during the 1600’s.
6) In the late 1800’s, bromeliads were very popular in Europe.
Thanks to Kew Gardens in England, bromeliads became a sensation among gardeners during the Victorian era.
7) Today, different types of bromeliads are used for different things.
Some are grown for their colorful foliage while others are grown for their flowers. Most species prefer shady and humid areas but others do better in direct sunlight.
8) Bromeliads are grown throughout the world in a wide range of climates.
There are more than 2,000 varieties of bromeliads!
9) The New Guinean and Latin American regions are the only places where you can find wild bromeliads.
They are not found anywhere else in the world except in human cultivation.
10) There are around 1,000 different species of bromeliads.
Knowledge can be found in the most unusual places. In this case, you have found it here in an article about bromeliad pup propagation. Now that you’re done reading, you might want to bookmark this page for your reference in the future!
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Proteratina Pups by FT Marks – journal.bsi.org
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Cultivation of Racinaea fraseri in Ecuador. by A Herndon – Journal of the Bromeliad Society, 2015 – go.gale.com
Puya mirabilis-New Crop Summary & Recommendations by JM Manzanares – Journal of the Bromeliad Society, 2018 – go.gale.com
Far North Coast Bromeliad Study Group NSW by M Evers – 2012 – conservancy.umn.edu
Native bromeliads of Florida by R Little, H Clewett, D Maywald, M Hartwell – bromeliad.nl