Bromeliads are a popular type of house plant that is part of the pineapple family. Learn how to propagate bromeliads with help from a nursery owner and flower expert in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Leon. This is Xotx-Tropico, with an X, in West Hollywood. Today, I'm going to show you how to propagate Bromeliads. Pineapple family, they've become very popular house plants. You can grow them outside in Southern California, South Florida, and we'll start with division. Here's a nice overgrown clump. It's bloomed, reproduced, have what we called pulps which are the babies. So, let's make a few plants out of this. First thing, we're going to take it out of the pot, and we can examine exactly what we have going on here. Here we have some nice pulps. These are getting quite big, so these are ready to be separated from the mother plant. We take a nice sharp knife and try to cut as close as possible to the base of the mother. Here's the baby, this is ready to be planted. We can use a mixture of Orchid bark and potting soil. We can put some bark into the pot here, a little bit of potting soil. Mix it up. A little more bark. Now, Bromeliads, like Orchids, most Orchids, grow in the trees. So, we're going to plant it kind of tight. We'll come into the center, insert it. Place more bark around it. Pack it in tight. That's the important thing, not loose. Pack it in tight and here we have a baby Bromeliad ready to develop to form another clump.