Bromeliad is from the pineapple family also known as Bromelia a stemless perennial. The flowers are very small but they grow on a stem of grown plant with colorful bracts. Most people grow Bromeliads for these showy and colorful bracts which last for several months after blossom.
Bromeliads are rather adaptive plants that withstand dryer conditions and become wonderful potted plants. Though Bromeliads usually grow on trees or rocks the do fine in potted soil. In nature they gain their sustenance from rain from leaf mold around their roots.
Bromeliads are also very tolerant of different temperatures from 50 degrees to 80. Bromeliad bloom cycle is affected by length of day, temperature, humidity, water and food.