Bromeliads

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 'Touchdown' is a stunning cross by Grant Groves, believed to be from the same grex as neo 'High Voltage'. The leaves are lime green to yellow with heavy bold dark red/burgundy bandings and pink leaf tips. A durable plant that grows to about 15 inches wide.

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    Neoregelia 'Tiramisu' is a Lisa Vinzant hybrid. It has lime green foliage with bold and blotchy brown tiger markings. Leaf margins are spiny, similar to neoregelia 'High Voltage'. Leaf tips do not color red. Grow it in bright filtered light with little slow-release fertilizer for a compact look or feed it a little for elongated leaves with less brown markings. Named after an Italian coffee flavored dessert.

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    Neoregelia 'Picasso'. A lovely hybrid by Skotak with broad leaves in a 20" rosette. Bold variegation up the leaf center with dark purple concentric bandings. During bloom, the center flushes a deep reddish-purple and extends well out to the leaves.

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