Getting more from mother plant

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Getting more from mother plant

Beitrag von bristow48 » Donnerstag, 3 Januar 2008, 3:35

I am a member of Caboolture and districts Bromeliad club which has been going for 18mths. Which is about 50Km north of Brisbane. Twelve months ago. Someone showed us how to get new pups from a mother plant that had all the pups taken from it. Normally you can expect two to three pups per year off a plant.

After you have depuped get a styrophom box that is used to transport vegtables and has a lid. Fill the bottom with water 1/3th. Cut a hole to fit plant in the lid. nsure that plant roots dont touch water.
The humidy of the water stimulates the roots and new pups form.

I have more than doubled the amount of pups with some plants.

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Donnerstag, 3 Januar 2008, 15:08

Hi bristow48

sounds interesting and new to me.
With which species in particular did this work ?

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Beitrag von bristow48 » Donnerstag, 3 Januar 2008, 16:24

I have used this method with Neos, Nidulariums, billbergias and most tank plants. and guzys.

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Donnerstag, 3 Januar 2008, 18:05

Good idea,

lets see if it works with my pineapples.
They always give me hard times.
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Beitrag von chanin » Freitag, 4 Januar 2008, 6:55

I guess this method could be work only for epiphtic or tank type bromeliads,
but should not for terrestrial type.
I would like to meet new friends in other part of the world and would be glad to trade plants or seed from this part of the world.

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Beitrag von bristow48 » Mittwoch, 9 Januar 2008, 11:02

you could try it on ground plants, as experiment if the mother plant is on its last legs. It is a form of hydropnics of sorts. I plan on trying as an experiment growing some broms in tubes, nyhydropnicly. if there is anyone out there that has done it give a reply.

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Mittwoch, 9 Januar 2008, 18:36

Do you happen to have an image on hand to show how you do it ?

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Beitrag von bristow48 » Donnerstag, 10 Januar 2008, 4:29

sorry i have no worked out to log phote yet

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