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Germination of

Billbergia brasiliensis

Brazilian Bromeliad, Canistropsis billbergioides, Pineapple Bromeliad.

Billbergia brasiliensis

Billbergia brasiliensis: Billbergia brasiliensis is an epiphytic bromeliad that is easy to grow from seed. To start, fill a small pot or seed tray with a well-draining potting mix and sprinkle the seeds on top. Lightly press the seeds into the soil and cover with a thin layer of sand or vermiculite. Water gently and place the pot or tray in a bright, warm location with filtered sunlight. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The seeds should germinate in 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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