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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Guzmania

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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bluefox23

#advice #advice-bromeliad @gjones A while ago you told me about cutting back the original mother plant on this #guzmania #bromeliad but I’m not sure how far to cut it back. So I took 4 photos of possible positions I might cut it back. Which of these would be the best place, or should I dig it up and cut it out further down and then repot the ‘pup’?! Thanks for your help, or anyone else that can advise. 😊 21/01/19

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cyndi

The flower stalker itself

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cyndi

Stalk not stalker Buwahahaha

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gjones

I cut mine back to the location of your number 3. The stump of the original mother plant will continue to dry and in a few months, you can cut it back to number 4. Hope this helps😊

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bluefox23

Great, thanks @cyndi and @gjones I’ll take the plunge when I get back home 😊

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cyndi

Best wishes

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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bluefox23

#guzmania #bromeliad #advice #advice-bromeliad do I need to cut the mother plant out? Will it just shrivel up? I don't want it to impact on the pup, which is now so much bigger and hopefully going to flower next year. 😊 #indoorplant #houseplant 04/11/18

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gjones

This isn't advice, it's just what we did! When the pup was about 4" tall, we cut the mother plant out and let the pup grow. The pup is now about 15" tall😊

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bluefox23

Ok thanks @gjones I might do that too. 😊

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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bluefox23

The baby is now taller than the mother plant and the newest leaf has a tinge if red so think/hope it is developing its flower 😊 #guzmania #bromeliad #foliagefriday 21/09/18

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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bluefox23

So pleased this #guzmania #bromeliad has a pup. Don’t know if it’ll flower this year or if I’ll have to wait but I don’t mind!!

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