Bromeliads are members of a plant family called Bromeliaceae. The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera plus thousands of hybrids. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. Plants are widely represented in their natural climates across the Americas. They can be found at altitudes from sea level to 4200 meters, from rainforests to deserts. Approximately half the species are epiphytes, some are lithophytes, and some are terrestrial. Accordingly, these plants can be found in the Andean highlands, from northern Chile to Colombia, in the Sechura Desert of coastal Peru, in the cloud forests of Central and South America, in southern United States from southern Virginia to Florida to Texas, and in far southern Arizona.
In general, they are easy to grow, require little care and reward the grower with brilliant blooms and spectacular ornamental foliage. They come in a wide range of sizes from tiny miniatures to giants. They can be grown indoors in cooler climates and can also be used outdoors where temperatures stay above freezing.
Bromeliads have enjoyed a worldwide surge of popularity during the last 3 decades. For some, the thrill of acquiring new plants for their collection has never been as huge and exciting as it is today, not to mention social media is exploding with bromeliad fans. With such diverse variety, the subject of Bromeliads is extensive and the fun part is you never stop learning. Bromeliads... the most interesting plants in the world!
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Neoregelia 'Snickerdoodle' (Doodlebug x Punctate). The upper sides of the leaves are deep red speckled with yellow and reverse sides show more of a cross-banded yellow speckling. Rosette is upright and flaring at the top. Cute little mini.Learn More
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Similar to 'Popoki', this cross by Lisa Vinzant has 1 inch wide leaves with rounded leaf tips. Grows on 5 inch long stolons and gets up to 7 inches wide. The leaves color up to an orange with an overlay of heavy dark red banding. A very attractive miniature bromeliad. Try potting a few in a nice pot, as they will multiply into a big colony over a few years making a beautiful basket.
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Neoregelia 'Dulce de leche' is a pretty two tone miniature by Lisa Vinzant. Staying under 5 inches, it colors a caramel color on the outer leaves and a yellowish green color on the inner sides. The outer leaves have neat dark red bandings which are loose. A recent release.Learn More
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Neoregelia 'Doodlebug' is a cultivar of dungsiana x 'Domino' by Lisa Vinzant. Staying small under 7 inches tall in a 6 inch wide rosette. Leaf color is dark purple with green bands and blotches. A great thin leaved miniature that produces offsets on inch long stolons. The center cup does not change color when flowering.Learn More