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post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 10:02 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: ca
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one last thing. you mentioned too much light for broms? broms grow up in trees so that they can reach more light. most can take a lot of light. i would think you would cook whatever is in the viv with the heat of the lighing before you would over-light your broms....

i think cryptanthus are also really cool, and give a similar effect to having broms. they are a bit more versatile, in that they grow in substrate, as well as being tough enough to grow epiphytically with a little trial and error. they also grow more slowly and pup directly off the base of the stem.this becomes important so that you don't have to tear your viv up every time your carefully placed broms flower then shoot pups 8-15 inches away, then rot and die (leaving the spot you wanted the brom bare, while the new pups often shoot over to somewhere that you didn't want a brom).

Last edited by mack23; 10-25-2012 at 10:20 PM. Reason: added bit about cryptanthus
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