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Products » Bromeliads

There are many different types of Bromeliads including Neoregelia, Nidulariums, Guzmania, Aechmea, Ananas (group that includes pineapples), Billbergia, crypthanthus, hohenbergia, Orthophytum, Portea, Quesnelia, and vriesea to name a few. They are essentially air plants, able to live on rocks, in trees or just hanging from a basket or pot. Bromeliads prefer a very loose potting medium if put into pots - we use either straight quincan or Quincan mixed with some pine bark. If you want the bromeliads to grow on a tree, you can either wedge the plant in the fork of a tree branch, nail the plant to the branch using a "U" shape clip across the stem of the pup or by using a hot glue gun.

Bromeliads work well as feature plants within a garden with many varieties growing on full sun. Vriesea and Guzmanias tend to prefer a shaded spot but many of the Neoregelias and Aechmeas thrive and have better colour in a full sun position. In a lot of cases the difference between having and bright red plant and a green plant is the amount of shade the bromeliad is in. Classic example of this is the Aechmea Blanchetiana that is brilliant orange in a full sun position and pale green in full shade.

Bromeliads are suited to most climates but do not deal well with frost. The plants do not require a lot of water - basically if the well of the plant has water in it the plant is happy. Overwatering will cause the plant to rot as will fertilising with a liquid fertilser and leaving in the plant well.

Plants can be propogated from seed however the mature plants will produce pups (small plants) particularly once the "mother" plant has flowered. Pups are usually best removed when they are around a third of the size of the mother plant. Removing pups will also increase chances of getting more pups. Once the plant has flowered and pupped it will die. We supply our bromeliad plants out of the pot ready to be planted into the ground, attached to a tree or put back into your pot. As the plants are epiphytes and essentially do not need anything to grow in, the process of removing them from the pot and sending to you will in no way affect the plants growth.

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Aechmea and Neoregelia

Aechmea and Neoregelia

Aechmea and Neoregelia tend to be the bromeliads that have thicker more leathery leaves, are more sun tolerant and will often have spines along the edge of the leaves. These groups contain quite large varieties such as Aechmea blanchetiana, as well as mini bromeliads such as neoregelia lilliputiana. Neoregelia are noted for their variety in leaf co...

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Guzmania and Vriesea

Guzmania and Vriesea

Guzmainias and vrieseas are known for their lack of or minimal spikes and softer (less leathery) leaves. Inflorescence grow out from the central plant well and last on the plants for over 6 months, quite often maintaining their same intensity of colour. As well as larger pups, these varieties of bromeliads will often produce grass pups - a large nu...

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