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Bromiliad offsets - How to pot / start ?
#1
Hi all,

I need some info about how to pot Bromiliad offsets and also how to I get them from the "mother" plant?
I have a bunch of the both in and out of tanks.

Any info/personal experiance would be great. Thanks in advance.
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#2
Now keep in mind, this is from personal experience and I 'm no botanist...
when the offsets are about 2/3 the size of the parent i figure its big enoguh to clip off. I just clip it off with a pair of pruners close to the parent as possible and then I wrapped the bottom(notice my distinct lack of technical terms) of the offset with moss and I attached it to my corkbark background. I found the long stiff stem off the offset to be helpful by pushing it into a hole in the bark to hold it in place. Or I've just shoved the stem directly into the substrate. I guess as long as the base stays moist but not soggy it takes root. I've had great success with this. the last off set i attached to the bark is shooting roots right through the moss i wrapped it into the bark and is really holding fast. another is putting off it's second offset.
Good luck.
Peace.
E
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#3
Thanks man I'll try that most of the brom's are out of the tank so i'll just put them in some small npot or something.
I did notice your lack of technical terms thanks it was great to have it in plain english
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#4
Come on i know theres a few botanists on this forum any Ideas?
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#5
HAve you tried cutting any yet?
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#6
Not yet I have'nt had the time, I was wonderin how to separate the from the pots? I brought a bunch of cheep ones from a local nursery and nearly all had offsets(I was excited because it looks like I wont have to buy a brom for a while) will they take root if I just drill a hole in the wood and stick it in there?
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#7
yuo'll have to wrap the base of them with some moss and keep the moss moist. I used toothpicks also to help hold the off set in place. the moss should hide the tooth pick just break of the excess pick. I drilled about a 3/8 hole and wrapped the stem of the off set with a little moss and stuck it in the hole and had a bunh of moss wrapped around the the outside of the hole and jammed in to hold it in place.
Hope I helped.
If I had a digital camera I would aget a pic for ya. sorry.
Peace.
e
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