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How to Germinate Bromeliad Seed

Bromeliads include various types of plants that range from pineapples to Spanish moss. They are usually kept as houseplants in most of the United States, but you can grow bromeliads at your home from seed quite easily. Bromeliads grow best in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The seeds of bromeliads germinate in warm, moist conditions and don't need a period of stratification.

Things You'll Need

  • Seed trays
  • Seed planting mix
  • Clear plastic bag
  • Toothpicks
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    • 1

      Fill seed trays with seed planting mix and dampen the mix with water.

    • 2

      Place seeds on top of the seed planting mix and cover them lightly with about 1/4 inch of seed planting mix.

    • 3

      Place the toothpicks into the seed planting mix so they stand up. Wrap the seed trays in the clear plastic bag and poke a few small holes in the bag to provide aeration. Place the seed trays in indirect light.

    • 4

      Water the seed trays by submerging the bottom of the trays in water for three to five minutes.

    • 5

      Remove the plastic bag once the bromeliad sprouts are 3 inches tall. Place the seed tray in partial light.