Bromelia King

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Thick, wide and heavy foliage as well as a wide and tall flower make bromelia king a unique looking plant that catches the eye. With minimal maintenance, this plant is immortal since every time it dies, a new shoot is on the way.

Plant – Bromelia King pink – Green Corner Florist – Montreal Florist

Quick information:

  • Family: Bromeliads
  • Type: indoor flowering plant
  • Origin: South America, Central America
  • Color: white, yellow, orange, red, mixed
  • Exposure: subdued sun
  • Flowering : summer
  • Soil: potting soil,
  • Height: up to 50 cm

The location:

Bromelia king is a plant that needs a lot of sun. She will therefore like to be placed close to a window as long as she is not directly affected by the sun’s rays that could burn the foliage. Growing cling to trees in their natural state, this plant is used to receiving rain. It therefore requires a certain humidity and likes to be vaporized.

Temperature:

Of tropical origin, bromelia king tolerates heat well. On the other hand, for optimal growth, a temperature between 18 and 24°C (64 to 75°F) is recommended. Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal. The only thing bromelia king cannot tolerate is the dry air in our homes. In winter, when the heating is on, the air is less humid and it is advisable to spray the foliage regularly.

Watering:

During summer and spring, bromelia king should be watered regularly, but moderately, ideally watering when the soil is dry on the surface. It is also important to leave some water in the funnel formed by the leaves and rosette. During the winter, preferably wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. If the temperature drops below 18°C (64°F). It is advisable to water the bromelia king with water at room temperature earlier than too cold water, thus avoiding inducing unnecessary stress to the plant.

Repotting:

Repotting is essential if you want your plant to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more annual repotting is necessary. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. It is also important to separate and discard the remnants of the mother plant and keep only the young shoot. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.