Bromeliad babies growing pup fast
My bromeliad is producing baby plants. What do I do with them? Derrick, Swindon. DAVID: Most flower only once, then produce offsets – pups – before dying. Wait for pups to reach half the mother’s height then cut them away using a sharp sterilised knife or saw. Pot with orchid compost and support with a cane. Roots will take time to develop, so don’t panic. Place in indirect light. Keep compost lightly moist as the pups get established.
As another long British winter begins, it’s the thought of those first spring flowers pushing up through the ground that gives us something to look forward to – and hope for a fine summer to come.
So if you want this feeling in your own garden next spring, now’s the time to get planting.
Getting bulbs into the ground now gives them a chance to charge over winter, ready to burst into spectacular colour in the new year.
Plant the right mixture and you could be looking at a kaleidoscope of colour from January all the way through to June.
And, of course, they’ll be back every year, growing and multiplying with each passing season.
So effort now means beautiful blooms for ages to come.