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September 2016 I was given a Vriesea as a present.

The flower faded and died so I cut it out.

Apparently "pups" are supposed to come from the base of the plant.  

the base of the plant is quite scaly and no pups have arrived and the leaves seem to be going slightly brown and blotchy.

Should I throw this away now or stick with it.

Kind regards



  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Maggie, Google Vriesia and you will find information on the care of bromeliads,image

    I have just had a look at the info so it should help you.

    Last edited: 23 April 2017 11:30:25

    SW Scotland
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,842

    Maggie, if your plant hasn't produced any so called 'pups' then sadly it is finished and should be just thrown away.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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