Plant Care Guide Nidularium Billbergioides

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What is the Bromeliaceae plant?

The Nidularium Billbergioides, also referred to as the “Bromeliaceae” or “Bromeliad,” is characterized by the bright red and yellow flowers that it produces. This Brazilian succulent sees slow and steady growth throughout the year.

Tropical plants are perfectly accustomed to the conditions commonly found in households. This is the perfect plant if you’re looking to add some vibrance to your home, and its simple care guide makes it incredibly easy to maintain.

Light CareLight Care

The Bromeliaceae prefers a source of bright, indirect light. When exposed to bright, direct light, you run the risk of your plant being burnt and losing its vibrant colors. Similarly, conditions that don’t allow for much light can cause your plant to either produce faded colors or encounter stunted growth.

Find a space in your home that allows for your plant to enjoy bright, indirect light. Such spaces include those near -- but not directly in -- windowsills. Avoid spaces that could see periods of little to no light.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Bromeliaceae on a weekly basis, ensuring that its soil is evenly moistened. The soil should work its way through the provided water throughout the week, at which point you can water it once more.

To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter a few inches into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.

Food GuideFood Guide

Provide your Bromeliaceae with light, fertile soil, preferably containing a mixture of peat and other beneficial ingredients.

During the growing season, fertilize your plant every 2 - 3 weeks using a diluted, soluble fertilizing mix. Make sure not to fertilize during the Winter months, when your plant will not be looking to grow.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

The Bromeliaceae produces vibrant rosettes made of leaves, which become the focal point of flowers during the blooming season. While out of the blooming season, however, these rosettes are the best location for watering in order to moisten the plant’s soil. Provide your plant with water once per week, reducing this frequency in the winter months.