Many bromeliads are epiphytes or what is more commonly known as air plants. The epiphyte attaches itself to a host plant for support, but does not take any nutrients from the host. Bromeliads thrive in bright light, which is why you will find them attached to tree branches. The tightly formed, rosette shaped leaves will create a cup in the center of the plant which collects water that enables them to go for long periods of time without watering. An easy plant to grow, bromeliads will make a great addition to your plant collection.

Aechmea fasciata
Aechmea fasciata
Native to Brazil

Ananas comosus
Ananas comosus - Pineapple
Ananas comosus Variegatus
Ananas comosus 'Variegatus'
Decorative form of the common pineapple. The pink color in the leaves intensifies in full sunlight.

Vriesea sp Hybrid
Vriesea sp Hybrid
Vriesea splendens
Vriesea splendens

Bromeliad sp
Bromeliad sp

Tillandsia utriculata
Tillandsia utriculata sprout
Giant Wild Pine - Endangered - Native Florida Bromeliad
One of potentially thousands of T. utriculata currently germinating at Hauck Research Center.

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