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Old 03-14-2008, 02:34 AM
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how do i remove the pup from my brom and my cryp without damage? do i just pull it off? how big should i let it grow first?
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:00 AM
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My cryp pups were growing out from the center of the mother plant. I just gave one a tug one day and it popped right off...I nested the node into my substrate and it has rooted quite rapidly. I have plucked off three of these pups and they are all doing fine so far. The mother plant seems to like getting some rays herself now that all the pups are gone.

I have heard to let them grow about a third the size of the mother plant. It might have been 2/3rds...maybe search on that one. For the broms cut the woody part of the stolon close to the mother plant. I know there are hundreds of threads on this already...probably look in the stickies too.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:45 PM
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Usually 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the mother plant is a safe bet for any type of bromeliad. The longer you wait, the faster and easier it is to establish the pups, but the less likely you'll get lots of pups out of the mother plant.

When a crypt pup is ready to go, you can usualy twist it around a quarter to half turn and it will pop right off. I have a bad habit of knocking off their pups when I move them around the plant stand :lol:

As for the other brom... it depends on the type of brom. If they pup is growing in the leaf axil they can be trickier to get out than the ones on stolons (branches from the mother plant) which you can just cut (preferably closer to the mother plant, gives you more stolon to mount it with). A sharp knife at the base of the pup as close to the mother as possible to cut the connection between the mother and pup is what you're aiming for.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:42 AM
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Default Re: pup picking

Good answers. Again, this question is asked about twice a month at least. There is a sticky here in the plant forum that contains good plant threads, one of which is a thread pertaining to removing pups.

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