The Bromeliad exudes fun, dazzling colour and self-confidence. On the website you will find a range of interesting information, inspiration and tips. Below you will also find a number of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Can’t find your question? Ask your garden centre or florist for help.
Keep in a place with light but not full sun, water in the calyx now and then, no plant food necessary.
On average 3 to 6 months. A Bromeliad only flowers once.
The Bromeliad’s original habitats are located in Central and South America. Countless species in a rainbow of colours are still found growing wild there.
After flowering, new little plants will develop at the base of the original plant. Let them grow until they are half the size of the original plant. For two weeks, keep pouring water into their calyxes and then break the baby Bromeliads off carefully, preferably with roots. Pot up the young Bromeliads; they will be ready to flower in a year. Put a ripe apple into the calyx, cover the plant with a plastic bag, and close it. After three weeks, remove the plastic bag and the apple. In another eight to sixteen weeks, your new Bromeliad will be in bloom.
You can definitely take your Bromeliad outside, but not when in frosty weather. Wait until it’s 15°C / 59°F or more. Do not place the plant in the sun; a shady spot is fine. Varieties particularly good for taking outside are: Aechmea, Billbergia, Ananas, Neoreglia and Tillandsia.
All year. Some varieties (see above) can be put outside during the summer.
Yes, but avoid intense lighting and remember that salamanders, poison dart frogs and other reptiles will like to nibble on their leaves.
Yes, indeed. Dutch and Belgian Bromeliad growers purify and recycle their water and use only safe products for crop protection and fertilising. A computer efficiently manages the greenhouse climate to keep it within optimal limits.
The name ‘Bromeliad’ refers to the name of the family; the names ‘Guzmania’ and ‘Vriesea’ refer to two of the genera (singular: genus) within the Bromeliad Family (others being Aechmea and Ananas).
There are around 2800 species growing in the wild and approximately 250 more varieties have been developed by breeding efforts. The wild species are not offered for sale.
They may look pretty enough to eat but they are not suitable for consumption.