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In their tropical home, bromeliads thrive as epiphytes. If the flowering and decorative leaf plants are potted for indoor culture, they are a compromise. Conventional potting soil is unsuitable for this purpose. You can find out here how you can easily mix good bromeliad soil yourself for the best care.

Bromeliads thrive particularly well in special bromeliad soil

These components guarantee the best bromeliad soil

The ideal substrate primarily has a loose, coarse consistency, is low in salt and has an acidic pH between 5.5 and 6.0. By combining the following ingredients, you offer a bromeliad the best conditions:

  • Fine pine bark (7-15 mm)
  • Coarse pine bark (10-20 mm)
  • Coarse white peat or coconut fibers
  • sand or lava granules

The trick is to mix the components in the right proportions. The larger the bromeliad species, the coarser the substrate structure. Over time you will develop your individual recipe. Beginners in bromeliad culture are advised to start with a ready-made orchid substrate (€8.00) from the trade, which is suitable for all epiphytic houseplants.

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