I have fallen in love with these species of plant over the past couple of years for a number of reasons. Firstly, bromeliads require so little attention yet produce amazing blooms. In fact, it seems that the less you look after them the more they want to show off. Maybe it’s just a matter of it wanting to remind us that it still exists.

Our future rainforest garden will feature many of these bromeliads and tillandsias because they’re a great tropical plant. They receive their required water via their funnel-like foliage rather than through the soil and these also house many snails, but they’re easy to pick out. The flower is not a true bloom rather colorful bracts that appear on an annual basis and can really enhance a tropical garden.

These bromeliads have been sitting in pots for a couple of years and still produce a wonderful show year after year.