If the center of the bromeliad emits a slight rotting smell, appears brown and soggy, or the leaves fall off easily when touched it may be suffering from heart rot. Bromeliads can also succumb to heart rot. TSU Extension Agent Joellen Dimond says this may be too much water. If your bromeliad is sitting in a window that gets too much direct sunlight, it can scorch. The stump gets about an hour of direct sun. This question & the one below are the meat of this post. Would it best to put it in my kitchen or bathroom for a little while so it gets more humidity.. Or can I put it somewhere else is my room. Once the inflorescence is formed, the plant can no longer grow. Bromeliads also grow on rocks and in the soil of the forest floor. These houseplants have very small roots and over-watering is the number one reason bromeliads die. Bromeliads produce new growth from the middle of the plant. Unlike … Hi Everyone, The Guzmania plant family is well known for its flamboyant colors, mesmerizing blooms, and exotic personality. The flower blooms for several months, then starts to turn brown and die off. I have 4 Alcantarea Imperialis planted in the garden and all are showing signs of splitting leaves. Bromeliad is a well-known tropical epiphyte plant, growing in the ground and also on other stuff like rainforest trees, logs, rocks, and other plants. I’m not sure whether to put it on my bedroom window seal with my other plants .. And how much watering does it really need. Two of them have leaves which are turning whitish . My bromeliad pups have holes or brown spots in the leaves. Do I cut the flower off and if so do i cut as low to the base inside as possible? This is part of dying out process too. I think we killed it. If this happens, take a bowl or tray with small rocks or pebbles in it and add some water, and place this near the plant.