pineapple-like plants, originating from tropical America.
A large family of plants with 56 genera, found in South America (although one species is found in West Africa). The rosette-forming bromeliads grow in all habitatsâ€“ rainforests to desertsâ€“ and up to 7000 meters. Some are terrestrial (the most famous being pineapples) and some grow on rocks, but bromeliads are best known as piphytesâ€“ that is, they grow on other plants. Bromeliads use water efficiently and many species have "tanks" â€“ that is, leaves that funnel and store water in the center of the plant. Many animals, such as insects and amphibians, live and breed in these tanks.
A member of the pineapple family of plants, usually epiphytic (requires support from another plant), with stiff leathery leaves, and spikes of bright flowers.
a beautiful flower to grow indoors
a great plant because the leaves around the flower stay red for a long time, making it appear as though it's still in bloom
a special type of epiphyte that creates its own little microhabitat on a tree or wherever it chooses to live
Nonparasitic air plants from the Pineapple family that are epiphytes.
One of a family of American epiphytic herbaceous plants including the pineapple and Spanish moss.
A family of plants from Central and South America that are often of rosette formation. Leaves are often spikey and stiff, with colours ranging from green, red, pink, silver or variegated. A large percentage of this family are epiphytes, air plants that attach themselves to the branches of other plants rather then soil.
Plants of the bromeliad family ( Bromeliaceae). These plants grow from the dry deserts of the subtropics to equatorial tropical rain forests. Many bromeliads grow high up on the branches and trunks of trees in the tropical rainforest. Based on growth habits and other characteristics, Bromeliaceae is divided into the subfamilies Pitcairnioideae, Tillandsioideae, and Bromelioideae.
Bromeliads are a group of plants that have stiff, waxy leaves that form a cup-shaped body. This "cup" catches and retains water during wet weather, and the plant uses this water to live through dry spells. Most bromeliads are xerophytes (able to tolerate a dry environment) and epiphytes (living attached to another plant and not rooted in the ground). Classification: Division Magnoliophyta (Angioperms), Class Liliopsida (monocots), Subclass Zingiberidae, Order Bromeliales, Family Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads). Bromeliads were named for the Swedish botanist Olaus Bromelius (1639-1705).