Bromeliads! Bromeliads! Where art thou Bromeliads?
“Here!” they cry out, lounging beautifully, lazily under the canopy of greenery, flowers spouting out of their leaves. Reds! Yellows! Pinks! Their ostentatious display of colors outlined in various shapes articulates the rainforest’s intent to negotiate paradise one flower at a time.
Fruit, yes fruit can shoot right out of the plant’s center. Fleshy yellow fruits filled with the enzyme bromelain bond together to form the luscious pineapple, a tasty bromeliad to tantalize any palate.
Homes, offices, and gardens thousands of miles from tropical forests allow bromeliads to delight their foliage in various rooms as if the Tropic of Cancer ran its way through their doors. Whether hanging on walls, collected in gardens or sitting in containers, bromeliads leave the soul satisfied.
Their ability to clean air pollutants during the night, these plants pair perfectly with other foliage to leave sweet, clean breathable air 24/7. Shallow roots allow these plants to fit perfectly in small pots. Whether stashed alone or among other plants, bromeliads salute every space with their majestic colorful stalks and graceful spinning leaves.
From needle-thin to broad, symmetrical to irregular, spiky to soft, this foliage swirls in rosettes, some splashed with colors of maroon, through shades of green to gold and even at times purples, oranges, reds and creams. Bromeliads, here they come!