How to Keep Your Bromeliad Wall Hanging Alive
Light: Bromeliads do best in bright, indirect natural light. The brighter the light, the more colorful the foliage and flowers. Avoid too much direct sunlight though, as these plants will burn if left in the sun for too long. Use a sheer curtain or blinds to filter strong sunlight.
Watering: Bromeliads take in most of their water through their leaves. Some bromeliads have a cup in the center, known as “the tank.” Keep the tank about a quarter of the way full with filtered or distilled water. Rinse the tank out once a week to prevent stagnant water from building up, as this can attract bugs and other nasties. Do not water using a copper container; the metal is toxic to bromeliads.
Life cycle: Bromeliads only bloom once in their lifetime, but not before producing at least one baby plant, also known as a “pup.” Cut off any flowers once they have started to fade in color and continue to water as usual. Eventually, the mother plant will die, but you can cut off the pups and remount or pot them.