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I have placed the central bromeliad into a hole in the cork round, as the base of the brom was at about a 90 degree angle it fit in perfectly and I secured it with some plastic coated wire. It has been mounted this way for about 4 months now and although it is sprouting runners in to the air, it doesn't seem to be securing itself to the cork very well, and if I bump it even slightly during feeding or other maintenance it will move a good bit. My question is will it eventually secure itself so i can remove the supports? Do I need to secure it better? Any input would be appreciated.
 

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Anchoring roots tend to form on bromeliads in the live, meristemic tissue at the very base of the plant, not the stolon, and I typically observe more vigorous root growth in areas of higher humidity. Where the plant in question is positioned, I suspect that it receives lower humidity and increased air movement, so it may take longer for it to actually support itself (if ever).
 
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