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.
Impressive frost-hardy variegated hybrid. It is a solid, perfect, showy monster that will be a tropical conversation-piece in any non-tropical garden. It was developed by crossing Aechmea distichantha schlumbergeri x A. caudata melanocrater.
Frost-resistant hybrid, developed for non-tropical growers. It is descendant of the frost hardy Aechmea distichantha, crossed with Aechmea phanerophlebia. 'Rambo' builds a swollen monster rosette, of lime-green leaves armed with black spines. The pink inflorescence comes up from the top of the closed rosette.
This variety develops new rosettes on stolons, usually 20-30 cm long, so the plant eventually creeps or climbs or simply spreads in the air. It was collected for the first time in 1981 in the coastal area of Buzios, in Rio de Janeiro.
This is a wild-collected clone of an uncommon frost-hardy bromeliad, which is suitable to temperate to cool-tropical conditions. It has beautiful arching silvery leaves, finely toothed and forms tight clumps , bearing delicate flowers with showy pink bracts.
The spectacular inflorescence lasts just a bit more than one week, but each clump flowers in flushes througout the warmer months. This Billbergia from southern brazil is an undemanding, cool-tolerant bromeliad that can grow outdoors in sheltered coastal Mediterranean gardens.
Showy marginated selection of a beautiful species with wide leaves and a vibrant inflorescence. Cream coloured margins are very regular and well marked. It grows in shade and grows well in cool temperatures. It can grow outdoors in coastal mediterranean climates but this variegated form is a bit more sensitive to cold than the green wild type.
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