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Add colour and interest to your living space with this hardy, evergreen plant. The Imperial Bromeliad is easy to grow and produces architectural foliage with red undersides. It thrives in sunny to partly shaded positions and makes a striking addition to outdoor areas when grown in the ground or in large pots. It is also an excellent addition to a well lit, indoor position. The flowering process can take one year, and once this has occured, this plant will die and be replaced by pups that shoot from the original base. The pups can be easily removed and potted on. Be sure to protect this plant from frost.
|Size — 200mm|
|Growth Width — 1.5m|
|Growth Height — 1.2m|
|Flower Colour — Yellow|
|Foliage Colour — Green, Red|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.
Water this plant in the centre of the bromeliad when the water is low. You should see a pool of water in the centre of the bromeliad.
Prune old and damaged leaves from the base of this plant.
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