Bromeliad is part of the Bromeliad Family also known as Bromeliaceae. It is related to the pineapple. Bromeliad is native to the Americas. Bromeliad is a stemless perennial. The flowers are very small but they grow on the stem of the grown plants. They have colorful bracts. Most people grow Bromeliads for these showy and colorful bracts. They last for several months after blossoming.
Bromeliad is also known as the Air Plant, Pineapple, Pink Quill, Queen’s Tears, Rainbow Star, Scarlet Star, Urn Plant, Zebra Plant. Bromeliad is shallow-rooted.
Bromeliads are rather adaptive plants. They withstand dryer conditions and become wonderful potted plants. Though Bromeliads usually grow on trees or rocks they do fine in potting soil. They get their sustenance from the rain, and from leaf mold around their roots.
How to grow Bromeliads:
Grow Bromeliad in bright light shaded from direct sunlight. Keep temperatures around 21ºC or 70ºF in the summer. Don’t let it drop below 12ºC or 50ºF in winter. Bromeliad can grow in a soil-less environment as it is an epiphytic plant. Use an orchid mix or bark for potting Bromeliad.
Bromeliads are very tolerant of different temperatures from 50ºF degrees to 80ºF. The Bromeliad bloom cycle is affected by the length of the day, temperature, humidity, water, and food. Bromeliads die after flowering. Usually, they produce offsets. You can grow these offsets into a full-size plant. If there are multiple offsets, cut off all but the strongest one. Bromeliads can also be grown from seed.