Bromeliad Care Guide


Open your gift and unwrap the container, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.


Bromeliad produces brightly colored leaves, called bracts, that are often mistaken for flowers.


Display your bromeliad in bright indirect light. The plant can tolerate a few hours of direct sun but avoid hot afternoon sun, which can burn the leaves. Pale, floppy, elongated leaves indicate the plant is not receiving enough light.

Bromeliads can be moved outdoors in spring when temperatures are consistently above 60°F. Place the plant where it will receive some morning sun but is protected from afternoon rays and return it indoors before the first frost in the fall.



Water every 1 to 2 weeks using filtered water or water that has set out overnight. Bromeliad prefers to dry out between waterings but benefits from extra humidity, especially in high temperatures. When the interior air is dry, place it near other leafy plants, next to an open container of water, or on top of pebbles in a tray filled with water so that the water never touches the bottom of the planter, and mist the leaves regularly. If the plant develops yellowing leaves, it is receiving too much water/moisture. Browning, stunted growth may result from hard water; change to filtered water.

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer diluted at 1/8 or 1/4 strength around the plant’s base every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season, typically spring and summer.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, especially if roots are growing out of the drainage holes, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh, high-quality potting soil. Make sure your new pot has ample drainage holes so the soil can drain properly.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.