When should I divide my Bromeliad pups?

When should I divide my Bromeliad pups?

Most bromeliad parents can produce several pups. Wait until the parent plant is looking fairly dead before harvesting offsets. The pups should be a third to a half the size of the parent before division.

Should I remove aloe vera pups?

Aloe vera is a clumping plant and those babies just grow and spread as they mature. You don’t have to remove them but if you have them growing in a pot, they’ll eventually crowd each other out.

What do you do with a bromeliad after it blooms?

To remove a spent bloom, use a sharp, sterilized blade and cut the bloom stalk. Make a clean cut as close to the remaining plant as possible without harming it. Once you’ve removed the bloom, you can toss it in the trash or compost. Don’t neglect your bromeliad just because it finished blooming.

Can you put aloe pups in water?

If you try to propagate aloe vera from a cutting placed in water, it will most likely rot before it grows roots. The chances of the cutting rooting in potting soil aren’t much better. The succulent grows very slowly, whereas propagation with pups will give you a much faster start.

Will aloe vera pups grow without roots?

Some of the pups had roots, and others did not. But no worries! Even if they don’t have roots, they should still grow for you!

What’s the best way to offset a bromeliad?

To take an offset, use your hands and firmly grip both the mother and the pup and pull to separate them or use a sharp shovel, long knife, or small saw. Cut the pup as far down as you can, even below the surface of the soil.

What’s the best way to separate an aloe plant?

Remove the parent plant from its container and brush away soil and rock from the base and root system. Locate a healthy pup with a few roots and carefully cut it away from the parent with a clean, sharp knife. Sometimes, you don’t need a knife and the pup will just pull away from the parent.

What do bromeliads look like after a bract dies?

After a bract is dead, the mother plant will send out a series of offsets, or bromeliad pups, from the base of the plant. They’ll look like tiny versions of the mother plant emerging from between the mother plant’s bigger leaves.

Do you have to have root formation for bromeliads?

Root formation is not necessary for a pup to survive so don’t be alarmed if they don’t exist yet. Use a sharp, sterilized knife or scissors to remove your new plant, cutting as close to the mother plant as possible without injuring it.