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November 25, 2017
I received the attached plant as a gift. I would like to know what it is and how to
care for it.
The plant in question is a bromeliad. It is naturally an epiphytic plant taking moisture
out of the air and through the foliage in the rain forest. In your home it doesn’t
require a lot of water and it will keep its colorful bracts for months. They come
in a variety of sizes and shapes, along with colors. On many bromeliads once the
mother plant finishes with her flowers, small pups or babies will appear at the base
of the plant. These can be grown for more plants and should color up and bloom when
they are a year or more of age. Our edible pineapple plant is a bromeliad
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