Aechmea Fasciata - What To Do With Pups!?
As you can see from the photo, a pup has been growing from my Aechmea Fasciata for some time now, and it's gotten pretty huge - had to prop up one of the mom's leaves to give it some space.<br><br>Does anyone have experience with removing and propagating pups from bromeliads, if not aechmea's specifically?<br><br>Or maybe you have a really amazing thing you read or watched that helped you do it?<br><br>My understanding is that the mother is pretty much destined to die, so my fear is I screw it up and then both are dead!
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    Berna y Alba I'm having the same question for a while now, because it was difficult for me to find my aechmea so I was very disappointed with the destination to die of the mother plant. At the nursery they told me to split them on the same way that explained [278958,Pei] but I had no idea when. The explanation of @Pei made a lot of sense to me so I'm trying that way. Thanks!!
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    Pei Yea I usually just give the mom a peaceful death by not disturbing /removing the pup. I read that it's important for the baby to absorb all the energy/nutrients from mom... if you do decide to split them, i would say you take the plant out and just pull the two apart ( like how you spilt a snake plant!). Good luck [291063,Plants_Armstrong] !!!