Bromeliad Society of Australia – Meeting In February

The Bromeliad Society of Australia will hold their next meeting at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, 10 February with plant sales commencing at 11am prior to the meeting.

Access is via the new Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill with plenty of parking on site.

“Guest speaker, Werner Raff a long-time experienced bromeliad and succulent grower, will provide information on growing bromeliads for the home gardener, planting in full sun or shade, how to fertilize, when to remove the pups from the mother plant, how to mount bromeliads on timber for display purposes and choosing the most suitable variety for your garden.

Werner’s talks are specifically put together to assist those who are new to bromeliads and don’t want too much technical information. Other topics covered will include – when to water and how often, the best potting mixture, how often do they flower and what to do when a bromeliad is dying.”

Bromeliads are colourful, vary in texture, drought tolerant and very low maintenance with wonderful and unusual flower spikes. They are perfect to grow under trees where grass won’t grow” said Ian Hook, President, Bromeliad Society of Australia

“Membership to the Bromeliad Society of Australia is just $30 for the first year than $25 annually. If you would like to arrange a membership please contact the membership secretary on email: [email protected] or just come along to a couple of meetings to see if this is what you are looking for – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed” said Ian Hook.

BSA meetings include interesting guest speakers, plant sales, club news, raffles and competitions as well as providing an opportunity to meet with like-minded people in a friendly and inviting environment. Contact Ian Hook – mobile 0408 202 269, email: [email protected]. Website:

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