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What To Do After My Indoor Bromeliad Has Bloomed?

Indoor Bromeliad CareAsk The Expert: What to do after my indoor Bromeliad has bloomed? Do I snip off the dead bloom, and if so where? Will it the Bromeliad bloom again?

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply: Yes, you will need to snip off the bloom. Cut the stem off inside the cup. Bromeliads flower only once in a lifetime.

After the blooming cycle, the mother plant will have offspring sprouting from the base which, at the proper time, will bloom. The feeding in this period is stronger. Use the same fertilizer at the same strength but with every watering.

When the pups become big enough to separate from the mother, gently remove them, pot in their own container, and care for them just like you did the mother plant. If you lose roots, start misting daily for two weeks. The pup will eventually bloom and become a mother plant.

Hopefully this information helps. Please let me know if you need anything else.


  1. I believe I have two pups sprouting up from my mother Bromeliad, but I’m an inexperienced plant caretaker if you will. So my first question, what do the pups look like? What I believe the pups to be are these two thorn-like objects sprouting on the sides of the mother plant. Also, if I cut he flower of the mother plant off, will another eventually regrow? And how soon so I replant the pups?

  2. Sheila,

    Can you send me a picture of the pups. Email it to jadams@flowershopnetwork.com. If these are pups, you can separate them from the mother plant and start new ones.

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