Category Bromeliads

Alcantarea odorata

Alcantarea odorata

The Fragrant Alcantarea It is the flowers of Alcantarea odorata that have the fragrance, and these only appear on mature specimens, however with its size and attractive foliage it is a garden worthy plant. One of the ‘Giant’ bromeliads, along…

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Alcantarea imperialis

Alcantarea imperialis Rubra

One of the giant bromeliads Alcantarea imperialis (syn. Vriesea imperialis) is a tropical to sub tropical plant if grown outdoors and it is a magnificent specimen plant. One of the giant bromeliads, and previosly named Vriesea imperialis, this is imposing…

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Deuterocohnia chlorantha

Deuterocohnia brevifolia forma chlorantha Argengtina Ball

Deuterocohnia brevifolia forma chlorantha is commonly called the ‘Argentine Ball’.  A dense clump forming bromeliad, the foliage forms tight rosettes, small triangular leaves, toothed, and covered with fine hairs which allow the plant to thrive in hot conditions. Naturally growing…

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Bromeliad Plants

With so many types of Bromeliads available for sale it is surprising that in general they are an easy care plant. Bromeliads can be grown both indoors and outdoors, and many varieties cope with a wide range of climatic and…

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Bromeliad Care

Bromeliads Growing in Hanging Basket

In general Bromeliads are a hardy shade loving plant that require little water to survive, in fact all types seem to do well in a free draining soil and thrive even when neglected a little. However for most species a…

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Aechmea

Aechmea plants and species are available for sale online and from most good garden centres. Aechmea fasciata and blanchetiana are two of the most popular bromeliads are in fact two of the easier to grow of the varieties. In warmer…

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Vriesea

Vrieseas are a tropical bromeliad from Central and South America. They are very popular as both outdoor and indoor plants although they do require a little warmth to grow well. In cooler areas care for Vrieseas by growing them in…

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Dyckia

One of the more unusual species Dyckia bromeliads are generally low growing with finer foliage than most. These are a succulent plant and do however come in a number of forms so variety is certainly available. Typically very tall flower…

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Billbergia nutans

Pronounced (bill bur’gee uh) Billbergia are a group of bromeliads with the best known being Billbergia nutans commonly called ‘Queen’s Tears’ (see picture right). Also known as the friendship plant as gardeners divide them and give them to friends, Billbergia…

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Guzmania

Guzmania Bromeliad

On of the easier Bromeliads to grow indoors, Guzmania species and cultivars are popular for both the colorful and architectural foliage as well as the colorful flower bracts. It is often the long lasting upright flower bracts, sometimes persisting for…

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Guzmania conifera

Guzmania conifera

Probably one of the best smaller growing bromeliads Guzmania conifera is easy care and has a wonderful orange flower that appears in summer to autumn. Commonly called the Cone-Head Guzmania, this is a variety mainly grown a a house plant.…

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Neoregelia

Neoregelia princeps

Neorgelia are a tank type bromeliad, low growing with leaves in a symmetrical pattern and literally hundreds of species and cultivars. Mainly grown as an potted or indoor plant except in warmer zones, these fascinating and often colorful plants are…

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Tillandsia cyanea

Tillandsia cyanea

With outstanding long lasting blue flowers appearing in succession on brilliant pink quills (the flower bract) Tillandsia cyanea is one of the many brilliant bromeliads readily available for sale. Foliage is an attractive olive green. Remember that these plants are…

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Tillandsia dyeriana

Tillandsia dyeriana

One of the Tillandsias that you can grow in a container, Tillandsia dyeriana is also one of the best in terms of flowers, it does need a warm humid environment. When given the right growing conditions Tillandsia dyeriana will become…

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