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.
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.
This hybrid Billbergia has bold, 40 cm tall, tubulular rosettes of purple-black leaves dotted with white-green-pink blotches. 'Hallelujah' is a great cross because its glossy leaves glow in good light and old mothers keep their beauty well after the blooms are gone.
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.
Wow! "Qué será", Whatever will be will be, is a supershowy, fiercely spined bromeliad suitable for non-tropical climates. Its leaves have cream-yellow stripes on dark green with pink hues. It is not too large and eventually produces a spectacular red inflorescence. It is remarkably hardy to light frosts.
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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