B. Marjan B. Rana B. Claret B. Sunshine B. Queen’s Tears
The blooms (bracts) on bromeliad plant last longer when the plant is kept in a cool, low light area. The warmer and brighter the room, the more quickly the color in the bromeliad plant flowers fades.
I wouldn’t recommend leaving a bromeliad plant sitting in water. Keeping the roots constantly wet is a perfect way to kill a bromeliad plant. Water well before you leave and place the plant in a cool, low-light area. The bromeliad plant may dry out a bit, but will survive until you return.
I think that putting water in the center cup of a bromeliad plant encourages bacterial and fungus infections. Water a bromeliad plant sparingly around the roots. Avoid using water that has passed through a softener or is high in fluoride, chlorine, or salt for a bromeliad plant.