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 'Popoki' (Punctatissima Rubra x Tigrina) by Lisa Vinzant of Hawaii. A miniature with yellow leaves banded and spotted with red. Growing pups on 6 inch long stolons, it is about 6 inches high and 8 inches across. The inch wide leaves are rounded. Offsets are great for terrariums, mounting and basket culture.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
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Neoregelia 'Blueberry Tiger' (Blueberry Tart x Blushing Tiger) is another stunning cross by Lisa Vinzant with bold dark tiger banding across light green leaves. The shape and some characteristics are similar to 'Blushing Tiger' but this one is more upright with thinner blueish burgundy foliage. A collectors plant and rare in cultivation.Learn More
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Neoregelia 'Blueberry Tart' ('Grenada x Pauciflora' x 'Smithii'). An attractive small plant with light green leaves heavily spotted with purple. The plant gets a dark overlay of purple color from the center cup outward as well as the lower outer leaves. The plant stays green for awhile if fertilized and/or grown in low light conditions. A great choice for a terrarium as a showy focal plant when in color.Learn More