Bromaliad - Guzmania & Vriesea - neoregelia species
Bromeliad have a subtle, elegant beauty that lends a modern edge to any space. This indoor plant brings a little bit of the tropics to whomever views it. Adding a Bromeliad to your space is a great way to bring in a tropical feel along with lots of color and texture. The trademark of Bromeliad plants is their long, sword-shaped leaves that grow in a dazzling array of colors. New leaves develop in the center of the plant in a rosette formation and grow out. The wide leaves can feature patches of intensely saturated colors or patterns. These indoor plants are known for their stunningly colorful leaves, so increase the amount of sunlight to draw out the intensity of the colors. Cut back on the amount of light your Bromeliad receives for a more subdued look.
- Light: Bright, medium, low indirect - the more sun it receives the more intense the colours of the foliage
- Soil & Water: Well drained soil. Water when the soil is dry. Bromeliads grow around a central cup. In nature, this cup works like a reservoir that collects rainwater that is then absorbed into the plant. When growing a Bromeliad as a houseplant, it can be watered through the cup or through the soil. If watering a Bromeliad through the cup make sure to fill it no more than halfway. Do not leave the cup full for extended periods of time as this can promote rot. It is important to routinely rinse and flush the cup to remove any buildup of salts or minerals from the water.
- Humidity: Above average
- Pet Friendly: No