Pot size (diameter): 5.5 cm, Approx Height: 15 cm.
There are over 3000 species of Bromeliad that we currently know of. This incredibly broad family of plants are native to subtropical North America, Central America, and South America.
After a Bromeliad flowers, the main plant will produce 'pups' around the base and will then eventually die back. You can separate the pups from the mother plant and plant them on their own, and the cycle continues.
Different species require different care, with some preferring to dry out and others requiring a moist potting mixture. We have listed more specific care instructions next to each type of Bromeliad that we currently have available.
1. Vriesea Fenestralis. Vrisea foliage is described as being 'feather-like' and they are also sometimes called 'Flaming Swords'.
2. Tillandsia Cyanea. There are more than 500 species of Tillandsia in the Bromeliad family, most are epiphytes (sold as 'Air Plants').
Epiphytes are organisms that grow on the surface of other plants and source moisture and nutrients from the air & rain.
This plant is also known Tillandsia 'Pink Quill' as it produces a large pink flower.
Allow your Tillandsia to dry out completely between waterings, these plants are used to growing on the sides of trees as epiphytes and won't appreciate their roots staying damp for too long. They also want good air flow in their potting mixture & lots of bright light to thrive.
3. Neoregelia 'Donger' & 4. Neoregelia 'Fireball' Variegata. Neoregelia tend to be shorter and more compact than other members of the Bromeliad family, they also tend to be more tolerant of colder temperatures.
5. Guzmania 'White Line'. Guzmania are knows for their more vibrant and funky leaf patterns, their flowers take the back seat to their showy foliage.
Light: Are content in a medium level light. However, bright, indirect light will encourage flowering and more vibrant foliage.
Water: Most Bromeliads prefer their soil to be kept slightly moist (you can let the top third or so of soil dry out).
Water through the plants central 'cup' (the dip in the centre of the plant where all the leaves meet) this cup wants to be kept 1/4 full in summer and allowed to dry out in winter to avoid causing any rot. You should periodically empty this water to prevent a build up of bacteria.
Allow Tillandsia to dry out completely between waterings, they do not have a water cup to fill.
Food: Does not require much fertilising, during the growing season feed only once or twice with a half strength fertiliser.
Humidity: Can cope with a normal home humidity level but would prefer a higher humidity. We recommend grouping plants together or using the pebble tray method to raise humidity.
Although we have done our best to research each exact type of Bromeliad, they are a very broad plant with many similar appearing subspecies. The plant you receive will match the photographed example, any mislabeling is unintentional for if you think any of our labels are wrong please do let us know!