applestar, I'm not really sure what the key word for growing bromeliads, in my case its part luck and part keeping water in the cup plus keeping the soil in the pot damp, if you grow them in pots, I was told not to feed them alot so I feed mine 3 times a year and it seems to help keep them happy and growing. I do grow a few earthstars ( Crytanthus ) there in the bromeliad family, but grow on the ground and have great luck with them maybe some one will come along and help with growing them. as of this morning I have 2 tiny Bromeliads seedling
now I'm hoping for more , I guess I better learn more on growing them.
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