Looking For a Truly Unique Houseplant? The Flowering Bromeliad

Low-maintenance and aesthetically-pleasing plants like the Monstera, Bird of Paradise, and Sansevieria have become standard plant fare in many homes and apartments. For advanced collectors looking for more rare varieties, we recommend the Bromeliad.

Bromeliads are known for their long-lasting, vibrant blooms, and sometimes edible pineapples. They’re a great conversation starter. These flowering plants, which are native to the subtropical Americas, have lush dark green leaves and lend a tropical vibe to any home. They also add vibrant colors such as pink, yellow and orange to any space. Bromeliads can purify your home and help with air purification, but they are not only beautiful.

Find out everything you need about these beautiful flowering plants.

Popular Bromeliad Varieties

Bromeliad Pineapple

A living, breathing pineapple plant can spark a conversation. The unique Bromeliads can only produce one edible fruit per plant. However, the parent plant will also produce “offshoots”, which will eventually grow their own pineapples. Bromeliad Pineapples are a good investment because they will produce many fruit over the years. When the outer skin of the pineapples is a bright yellow color, it’s ready to be eaten.

Bromeliad Aechmea Pink

Although Bromeliad Aechmea Pink plants are not as distinctive as its pineapple cousins, their vibrant, long-lasting blooms will make a big statement. These Bromeliad Aechmea Pink flowers can last for up to six months, and they add a relaxed, vacation vibe to any apartment or home. Bromeliad Aechmea Pink flowers are “epiphytes,” which means they have no roots and get nutrients from the air, rain, and leaves.

How to Care For Bromeliads

Bromeliads can be found on shaded forest floors, or attached to tropical trees in their natural environment as epiphytes. They are adaptable, and will adapt well to any home or apartment. They are considered to be “no-fuss houseplants”. They prefer bright indirect sunlight and a corner with plenty of light. Insufficient light can cause slower growth.

When the top 75 percent is dry, water Bromeliad Pineapple plants. Water until the drainage hole appears empty. To promote drainage, empty the saucer completely of all standing water. Bromeliad Aechmea Pink flowers should be watered in the middle of the plant, not through the soil. To prevent mineral and salt buildup, keep the center topped up with water. To imitate the natural humid environment of these plants, mist often or use a humidifier.

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