DIY Tropical Island Bromeliad Trellis

Bring the tropics to your window sill with this DIY tiny island planter.


| March 2018


How to Window Box: Small-Space Plants to Grow Indoors or Out (Clarkson Potter, 2018), by Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit teaches readers how to build the right window box to fit their individual needs. The window boxes vary from low water and light to high water and light. Grow a convenient window box full of lettuce for easy chopping or a box with detoxifying plants to clean the air they are in. This excerpt is located in, “The Tiny Island.”

The Tiny Island

Primarily native to tropical regions—the Hawaiian Islands in particular—bromeliads add flash to areas deprived of direct sunlight. The Bromeliaceae family is wildly diverse, encompassing the pineapple plant, Spanish moss, and the ever-popular air plant. Most bromeliads are “monocarpic,” meaning a plant flowers only once before dying. But take heart: it’s not unusual for a bromeliad’s flower to last three to six months. A bromeliad will produce pups, which are mini offshoots that can be gently separated from the waning parent and grown on their own. Online resources like Bromeliads.info provide invaluable guidance on caring for your “bros.”

* This box can also be grown outdoors. Avoid placing in harsh, direct sunlight; a bright spot under a tree canopy is ideal in USDA zones 10–12. Don’t expose to temps below 55°F.

Location: *Indoors*



Light: Medium

Window: East- or west-facing, or south-facing with filtered light







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