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Can you plant bromeliads in the ground?
Most gardeners think of bromeliads as container plantings for the porch, patio or inside the home. But bromeliads can also be added to the landscape. They are one of the best ground covers for the shade. You do have to be just a little selective when picking the species that likes to live in the ground.
Do bromeliads do better inside or outside?
They require humidity, so they thrive in the natural Florida environment better than they would indoors. (If you create their ideal environment, they will grow fine indoors.) Bromeliads may scorch if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Can bromeliads live outside?
Bromeliads are incredibly adaptable plants as they can be used indoors, outdoors, in pots and in trees. And, they range in size from 3cm to a gigantic 10m wide making them suitable for small and large gardens. The leaves of most bromeliad varieties are arranged in rosettes that can be flattish to upright and tubular.
Can you grow bromeliads in pots?
New gardeners learning how to grow bromeliads will find that the plant doesn't need deep pots or thick potting soils. They do even better in shallow pots and may grow in low soil mediums such as orchid mix, a blend of bark, sphagnum moss and other organic amendments.