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    My bromeliad got water logged and its starting to show signs of weakness from to much water in the soil. I have it in a terrarium and have fixed the issue that was causing so much soil moisture. Should I remove the plant redo the soil and replant. Or will that damage the plant??

    also I want to eventually mount the little growths from the bromeliad onto a cork bark board. Do I just snap them off and then place the root on the bark.

    Also one more question if i can. Are the blocks of terrarium soil you buy at pet stores okay for planting if you mix in some other soils and barks for better drainage. Thanks for the help.

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    http://www.craigstewartstudio.com/tim/terarrium.jpg

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    Bromeliads mostly use roots as something to sit on, but they seem to better with dry roots than with soggy roots. So I would redo the soil to give the pups better conditions. Almost all of my potted bromeliads are in bark, so drainage isn't an issue.

    People generally wait until pups are 1/4 to 1/2 as big as the original before removing them. Preferably after root growth has started. I confess I often snap them off, but only if I have a good view and can make sure I'm getting some roots. Cutting is probably better.

    I don't what that Bromeliad is, but it looks like one better suited to a pot (or terrarium) than to a mount. Thicker leaved plants are the best candidates for a mount, especially those that don't grow a tall inflorescence. That one would be quite an off-balance mount
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