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My bromeliad that I keep indoors the flowers were bright colored when I got the plant a few months ago. Now the color on the flowers is fading and becoming pale.
Hi, I live in Houston. I have a bromeliad that I keep indoors and the 3 "flowers" were bright colored when I got the plant a few months ago. Now the color on the flowers is fading and becoming pale. The leaves are fine ... nice and green and the plant otherwise seems happy. Could you please tell me what this means that the flowers are no longer bright red anymore. Thank you.
Bromeliads are one of our longest-lasting indoor color plants. The flowers that you describe are actually the bracts, leafy structures that surround the true flowers that bloomed many weeks ago. These bracts will remain colorful for many weeks and months until the plant begins to produce offshoots from the soil. At this time, the main or "mother" plant will fade and die and the offshoots can be removed when they reach sufficient size and potted separately for the next season.