Plants

Bromelia with different means of hydration depending on the growing environment

2020/06/05

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Bromelia only blooms once in a lifetime.

In Indonesian, pineapple is called Nanas, but the family is also known as Ananas or Bromeliaceae, so the plant commonly called bromelia is a type of pineapple, and indeed, the short stems and the way the base of the leaves grow overlapping in the center are similar to the pineapple.

The leaf motifs and colors that spread out from the center of the plant are distinctive, and the plant looks most beautiful when viewed from above, so I often see it arranged in low positions, such as near a wall in a mall or hotel courtyard, or at the base of a large tree.

During the period of curfew associated with the PSBB (Massive Society Restrictions), after two years of silence, the bromeliads were suddenly found to have red buds that were squirming and growing every day, so I observed them every day, and over the course of a week or so, they blossomed like long, thin pipe brushes.

I heard that the bromeliads, which do not flower easily, are single-fruited plants that flower only once in their lives, and that the parent plant that produced the flowers would produce offspring to replace them. I've never heard of it before. twitter.com/yamazou/status… pic.twitter.com/1067oCVLe4

I think this is the reason why the word "flower" was thought of in the context of the ideal human couple.

How to keep Bromelia hydrated

There are currently four different types of bromeliads at home in Bekasi. The two types, known as 'tank bromeliads', which hold water between the leaves to withstand drought, are Neoregelia and Billbergia.

The rightmost bilbegia has a cotyledon at the base of the rightmost bilbegia, which is characterized by upright leaves.

A type called "air bromelia" that does not require soil because it lands on trees and rocks and absorbs water from its leaves is Tillandsia, which grows whitish trichomes, which produce whitish trichomes that efficiently take up moisture from fog and air, and is placed in a brightly lit area near a living room window, but be careful not to expose it to direct sunlight for long periods of time, as the leaves will dry out and burn.

A type called 'Ground Bromelia', which grows with roots in the ground like normal plants, is Dyckia, which has saw-like spikes on the edges of its leaves, which are placed in the shade of a balcony, but like Tillandsia, the leaves turn yellow when exposed to direct sunlight, so be careful.