Hauck Research Center (Greenhouse)


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.

Tillandsia plants on cypress branch

Many Tillandsia are native to Florida.  When hiking in hammocks and other heavily forested lands you can find them clinging to tree branches.

Silver vase

The flower of the  Aechmea fasciata, a native of Brazil, will last for months. Even when not in bloom the striking leaves are very attractive.

Flaming sword

A very attractive plant, the Vriesea splendens is native to Eastern Venezuela and French Guiana.  The beautifully stripped leaves are followed by an eye-catching, bight red inflorescence.

Flowering Bromeliads

A collection of flowering bromeliad adds a splash of color to any area!

An easy plant to grow, bromeliads will make a great addition to your plant collection.