Bromeliaceae is a large family of herbaceous plants native to the Americas. Just like many orchids, they naturally grow on tree branches or above rocks and cliffs. Bromeliads are highly appreciated because of their incredible colours and their ease of growth in pots.
We offer a fine selection of bromeliads that are never available through garden centres in Europe. Large scale distribution mostly sells green, thin-leaved hybrids. Our shop keeps an ever-increasing offer of the species with the toughest and most colourful leaves, better adapted to hot and cold conditions of outdoor life. All our bromeliads are shipped as bare root “pups”. These are the robust basal suckers produced after blooming. Bromeliads travel amazingly well in the mail and they are also cheap to ship. Our robust pups will often bloom in less than one year.
Mid to Large bromeliad from Bahia, still uncommon in cultivation. Leaves are glossy, yellow-green, with the tips "painted with red nail polish".
Large landscaping bromeliad with wide, hard leaves. Colour turns from green to purple or orange-yellow according to light and temperature. Ornamental pink-orange inflorescences in Summer, lasting 2-3 months. Hardy to light, short frost.
One of the best large bromeliads, widely used in tropical garden design. Leaves reach intense orange-yellow colour in full sun. Native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Hardy to about -1 C (30 F).
We only make a few of these each year! Striped orange-blanchetianas make a rainbow of colour changing through the seasons.
One of the best large bromeliads, perfect for tropical garden design. So red!
Buy here an adult sized specimen of this landscaping bromeliad, about 80-100 cm tall. We will select a plant which is ready to flower in less than one year, in the following June-August season. Then the show will last until Christmas. Large blanchetianas are a must in tropical gardening and will soon form showy colourful masses.
Frost-hardy Aechmea with blue-tipped green leaves, from the outskirts of a city named Blumenau, in the cool, wet South of Brazil. Spikes of yellow flowers are followed by colourful fruits, lasting months. It can take -7 C (20 F). This is the TRUE blumenavii, not the many mislabelled specimens in the trade.
NEW ! - A selected clone with some pink on the leaves. A seedling we picked from a wild-collected seed batch.
This clone is very different from most types of Aechmea bromeliifolia in cultivation,being smaller, with softer leaves and smaller spines. Leaves often show golden to copper or purple tones: very ornamental. It is "trailing" because rosettes grow elongated stems and so they grow taller, and they can eventually creep or climb.
Large bromeliad, with vertical swollen rosettes and curly leaftips. It is suitable for non-tropical climates as it can take light frosts. Albobracteata is the white-flowered variety, which has silvery leaves too. Long-lasting inflorescences will keep the show for 5-6 months.
Large and beautiful landscaping bromeliad, about 1 m tall, with wide, thick leaves and showy inflorescences, lasting for months. It loves hot and sunny conditions. Leaf colour is olive green and turns to intense pink in full sun.
Here we offer a huge plant of this landscaping bromeliad, about 80-100 cm tall. We chose a plant that will be able to flower in less than one year, in the following June-August season. The inflorescence will last until december. This spectacular specimen will fill up any corner of a garden. Then it will soon become a large "mother plant" with many pups.
Rosettes with spineless, green-silvery leaves bear powdery pink spikes with sky-blue flowers in late summer - "Coelestis" means sky-blue! Then, colourful pink-orange fruits will persist through winter until mid-spring. It does fine in cool temperatures but should be protected from frost.
Showy bromeliad from Brazil with leathery, spiny leaves, golden in full sun. The inflorescence is stunning. It is native to coastal areas but it is from the deep South, so it is hardy to about -3 C.
Showy bromeliad from Brazil with leathery, spiny leaves. It is native to coastal areas but it is from the deep South, so it is hardy to about -3 C.
Too blue to be true! This cool-tolerant species is native to SE Brazil (São Paulo to Santa Catarina). Leaves are green and spinless. The showy blue spikes, about 30 cm tall, appear in early spring.
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