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asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

Can bromeliads take full sun?

Most bromeliads grow under the cover of a tree canopy. Therefore, they are not adapted to being exposed to direct sunlight. Many bromeliads will scorch and lose their color in direct sun. There are, however, bromeliads that enjoy bright, direct light and will thrive in full sun.

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Hereof, can bromeliads tolerate full sun?

Some bromeliads are found on shaded, lower branches of trees. In their natural habitats, bromeliads grow in the full range of light conditions from full sun to partial shade. Plants with soft green leaves usually need less light than those with stiff, leathery foliage.

Similarly, what conditions do bromeliads like? Most bromeliads thrive in bright, indirect sunlight or dappled shade. Many bromeliads will scorch when exposed for long periods of time to direct sunlight. Most bromeliads require more humidity than is typical in a climate controlled environment.

Also question is, can you put bromeliads outside?

Almost all bromeliads are native to tropical climates. Their original habitat is humid and they grow on shady forest floors or attached to trees. This means bromeliads are adapted for warm, wet, shady climates. If you live in an area that will not freeze, you can safely plant your bromeliad outside.

How do you acclimate a full sun plant?

When you initially place the plants outside, put them in a partial shade location with only a few hours of morning sun or afternoon sun for the first few days. Gradually increase the amount of direct sunlight they receive by moving the plants into full sun for a limited time, about 4-5 hours.

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