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.
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.
Old hybrid able to bloom two to four times a year. It forms a compact clump of green arching leaves with soft spines, bearing bright pink pendant inflorescences. It is perfect as an epiphyte or in baskets. It can grow in cool conditions and can take frost to about -5 C.
Imrpressive tough bromeliad in the genus Wittrockia. This form has a special attractive dark mottling on the leaves. The inflorescence comes out as a very large flower-like structure or red-maroon colours. Not a hybrid, this is probably a local form of Wittrockia gigantea, formerly known as Canistrum giganteum. It is easy to grow, but quite slow.
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