How To Grow Beautiful Bromeliads Inside and Outside In The Yard

Bromeliads blooming in my garden.
Bromeliads blooming in my garden. | Source

The Bromeliad is one of my favorite flowering plants. It is so easy to grow, care for and transplant. I had never grown this plant until one day about three years ago, as I was driving along the road; I spotted some men dumping plants on the side of the road for the trash collector. I stopped and inquired what they were doing. One of the yard men said they had been instructed to clean out the bed of Bromeliads in the owner’s yard, because they were too thick. I could see some of these green broad leafed plants had very pretty red spiked blossoms.

I was fascinated by these beautiful plants that were doomed. With the work men's permission, I quickly began to load as many of the plants into my trunk that I could.

After I got the plants home, I really didn't know what to do with them or where or how to plant them. I called a friend of mine who knows much more about plants than I do to come and look at my haul. She told me they were Bromeliads. She had some in her garden, but would like some more. She asked if she could have a few of the ones I rescued. Of course, I’d be happy to share. She took about 15 plants and left me with the rest which was about 25 plants. She stayed that day and showed me how to place the Bromeliads in my yard. The yard men had just pulled the plants right out of the ground, leaving very little roots. “Don’t worry about that,” she said, as she laid the plants on top of the ground. She got some potting soil and just barely covered the plant’s root system (or what was left of the root system). We did not even dig holes for the plants. I stood in wonder, thinking these plants would never grow. I was wrong about that. None of these plants died as a result of this handling . After a year or so, I found myself thinning out my bed of Bromeliads and looking for friends that wanted to share.

Bromeliads multiply very fast. A little “pup” will appear at the base of the plant, and that cycle repeats until you have many, many plants.

A Pretty Color Of Bromeliad

Bromeliads are quite colorful.
Bromeliads are quite colorful. | Source

The Bromeliad Has Foliage Of Many Shapes And Colors

The foliage of a Bromeliad can have many different shapes, from needle thin to broad and flat, symmetrical to irregular, spiky and soft. Leaf colors range from maroon, through shades of green, to gold. Varieties may have leaves with red, yellow, white and cream variegations. Others may be spotted with purple, red, or cream, while others have different colors on the tops and bottoms of the leaves. If the Bromeliad never bloomed, just the foliage alone would be enough to make me love this plant.

Some flowers have flower spikes that may reach 10 to 12 inches tall while others only measure 2 to 3 inches across. Upright stalks may be branched or simple with spikes retaining their color from two weeks up to twelve months, depending on species. In some species the flower grows deep in the base of the plants, and is almost unseen. The blooms on my Bromeliads last for about three weeks. I have several different varieties in my yard. One is a pinkish color and is the kind that tiny little white flowers grow deep in the base. The other type has the broad green variegated colored leaves that bloom with the spike.

Bromeliads Under A Tree

These Bromeliads multiply and grow under a tree in my yard.
These Bromeliads multiply and grow under a tree in my yard. | Source

A Bromeliad In Bloom

This is a beautiful red bloom on one of my Bromeliads.
This is a beautiful red bloom on one of my Bromeliads. | Source

The Same Bromeliad With The Spike Bloom

This spike is now 29 inches tall, and still growing.
This spike is now 29 inches tall, and still growing. | Source

Other Bromeliads In My Yard

These photos capture the many different kinds of foliage and blooms on the Bromeliads in my garden.
These photos capture the many different kinds of foliage and blooms on the Bromeliads in my garden. | Source
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Note the tiny pink blossoms in the middle
Note the tiny pink blossoms in the middle | Source

Just A Fun Tree Ornament

I enjoy this fun tree ornament!
I enjoy this fun tree ornament! | Source

I Mounted A Bromeliad On A Piece Of Driftwood

I mounted this Bromeliad in a piece of driftwood.  I used a piece of screening to hold the plant in place.
I mounted this Bromeliad in a piece of driftwood. I used a piece of screening to hold the plant in place. | Source

Bromeliads Can Be Mounted On A Tree

Water collects down inside the Bromeliad. In fact, my friend advised me not to water the soil around the plants, but rather, place water into the “throat” of the plant. I have seen tiny little tree frogs living inside the Bromeliad.

I mounted a Bromeliad on a piece of driftwood that is supported by a piece of screening. It has NO soil, but thrives and blooms.

These plants seem to like warmer dry climates, in Central America, the southern United States, and Arizona. They thrive here in Florida.

We do have some cold weather here. It can get down in the 30's for short periods of time, but my Bromeliads have never died from the cold. I don't think they could survive in the northern part of the United States, though. They don't mind sandy soil such as I have. I grow most plants in containers because of my poor soil. I have to say, Bromeliads are a pretty tough plant!

When you first see the Bromeliad’s bud, it is such a thrill. You can watch it day by day as the spike gets taller and taller and it becomes a full bloom.

The most common mistake people make is over watering. It is often assumed that because Bromeliads are tropical, they need a lot of water all of the time. It is true that many bromeliads like humidity, but they do not like their feet wet. If the soil remains constantly wet, the roots will likely rot, ultimately killing the plant. To avoid this problem allow the potting media to dry before adding more water to the throat of the plant. Even if it appears dry on top, it may be retaining water farther underneath the surface. Stick your finger into the pot or ground and check a few inches down to make sure the potting media feels dry. If you are unsure, err on the side of not having enough water. Most bromeliads can tolerate drought. They will not thrive and grow in consistent drought, but they are less likely to die of drought than rotting.

Bromeliads Growing Under A Large Tree

These Bromeliads grow and multiply underneath this large tree.  They do like to be in the shade.
These Bromeliads grow and multiply underneath this large tree. They do like to be in the shade. | Source

The Bromeliad From The Dish Garden

I took this Bromeliad from a dish garden and planted it outside where it continues to grow and bloom.
I took this Bromeliad from a dish garden and planted it outside where it continues to grow and bloom. | Source

The Bromeliad Can Be Grown Inside The House

About three months ago, I purchased a dish garden and it had an Orchid and a Bromeliad in it. I transplanted the Orchid into an Orchid pot, and the Bromeliad was planted directly into the ground. The Bromeliad is now very big and will soon have “pups”

I have discovered that the Bromeliad can be grown inside the house with some considerations:

Bromeliad’s roots act as anchors and do not grow very large. A small pot, between four and six inches will be large enough to hold a single Bromeliad. Using a pot that is too large for a Bromeliad will result in the potting media retaining too much water and the Bromeliad will suffer the same consequences as overwatering. The roots are likely to rot causing the plant to die. When you plant a bromeliad pup, or offset, in a small pot, you may need to stake the pup until it has developed sufficient roots to remain upright on its own.

If you want to grow a Bromeliad indoors, don’t use regular potting soil because that might hold too much moisture. Instead, use a soil-less mixture that will allow drainage in the pot. This mixture usually can be found in garden centers and plant nurseries.

Whether you grow Bromeliads indoors or outdoors, you will be rewarded by beautiful flowers. You can find these plants in almost all garden centers and nurseries. The ones you often find for sale are the broad leafed green plant that blooms a red spike like most of mine are.

If you see a house with lots of Bromeliads growing, you can probably ask the homeowner for some plants. Chances are they would love to share, as all gardeners love to share their plants for others to enjoy. Just ask.

How To Grow Bromeliads

How To Harvest Pups From Bromeliads

If you would like to learn more about Bromeliads, visit the site of the Bromeliad Society.

Almost all states have their own Bromeliad Society.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Mary, these flowers are absolutely beautiful and loved all the many pictures you shared here showing how the different nuisances of each plant even though it is the same type of plant. Have of course voted, tweeted and shared too!


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I love bromeliads! They are my favorite type of plant. Thanks for the pictures and advice.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have seen these before but had no idea what they were; thank you for the education, Mary!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great wonderful teaching us how to look after the Bromeliads.

I truly thought a Bromeliad is an Orchid know I have to check.

If they grow happily in Arizona they will grow here in Las Vegas.

Voted up useful, awesome and interesting.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mary,

Very well presented hub! I'm not familiar with these flowers at all, but your word of mosquito warning and breeding will definitely keep me from getting to know them any better. Beautiful pictures, but I'll do without the buzzing! lol

Great Job! Up & Useful & Interesting!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Do these flowers need a certain zone to survive the winter? I have seen these and they are very beautiful. I never knew they were so hardy. I'd love some.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Janine. I'm glad you like my Hub about Bromeliads. Yes they are so interesting because you can have so many different kinds of blooms on them.

Thanks for reading, commenting, the votes, and the shares.

Goodnight, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Natashalh, I'm so glad to hear you love Bromeliads, too. They are a favorite of mine, too.

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, billybuc. I'm glad I taught you to identify the Bromeliad! Now, you know...

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, friend. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi writer20. No, an Orchid is a different plant from a Bromeliad. I love both of them. I believe they would grow fine in Las Vagas. The books say they are tropical plants, but it gets in the 30's here in the winter, and mine do not die; they just don't bloom when it's cold.

Thanks for commenting and for the votes, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, rcrumple. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my Hub on Bromeliads. Yep, they will breed mosquitoes because of the standing water, but here in S. Fl. mosquitoes breed everywhere. We just live with them.....

Thanks for the votes, Mary


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi mary, I had never seen the Bromeliads before, they are so lovely, thanks for introducing them to me, nell


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Jackie. I live in S. Fl. and it gets pretty cold here in the winter. Even in the 30's my Bromeliads survive. If you like them, buy yourself a plant and just try it out. I'll bet it will do fine.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

My best, Mary


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I am in NC, so I will, thanks.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

I have never heard of these beautiful flowers, and I love that they are easy to care for too. You can't beat that, beautiful and easy care flowers. Your photos are amazing! Well done, Mary. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Faith. I'm happy to have introduced you to the beautiful Bromeliad. Yes they are very easy to grow and very rewarding. Thanks for the nice compliment on my photos and my Hub.

Thanks too for the votes,

My best to you, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell. I'm so glad I was able to introduce you to the Bromeliad! You folks over there may not have these beauties. I just don't know.....

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting, MARY


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

The flowers are so pretty and the price was sure right. I grew Bromeliads many years ago when I lived further north. I would like to try them again as yours are lovely.


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Hi, Mary, it may seem strange but I had never about bromeliads before, but you are right, they are very beautiful... Loved your photos... Interesting hub, voted up and interesting and thanks for sharing! Take care!


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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Beautiful plants and fabulous photography. These are on my list for next spring.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

What a terrific hub about the beautiful bromeliads. How lucky you were to be at the right place at the right time to be able to get all of those bromeliads at no cost. I have never tried growing them but it certainly sounds simple enough. All the up votes except funny and will share.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Sadly these don't survive outside where I live. It would probably be too dry inside too. They are beautiful and around the tree they remind me of a tropical vacation! Interesting hub.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Pamela99.I'm glad you are already familiar with the Bromeliad and know how pretty they are. Maybe I have inspired you to get some more now to enjoy!

Thanks for reading and commenting. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi algarveview. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my Hub about Bromeliads. I'm not sure if these would grow in Portugal, but I wouldn't be surprised as they are quite tough plants! Thank you so much for the votes, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi rfmoran. How nice to see you today. Thank you so much for your nice compliment on my Hub about Bromedliads. Yes, I do hope you will remember to get some of these next Spring.

My best, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Peggy W. Yes, I was lucky to get these free Bromelaids to start my collection. I don't think I would have known to go out and purchase them. With your "green thumb" you could have many, many of these in your garden in no time.

Thanks for the votes and the shares, I do appreciate that. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Glimmer Twin Fan, good to see you! I don't know where you live so I can't say if Bromeliads would grow there. Mine don't mind the cold that we get here in S. Fl. but they probably couldn't take bitter cold for a long period of time.

I'm glad you found my Hub interesting, Mary


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Beautiful Mary! I have just one, inside. My area is too cold for them. My favorite bromeliad... Pineapple ^_^ Oh how I'd love to be able to grow a whole bunch of them outside ^_^

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures!!! voting up and beautiful!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Mama Kim. Too bad you can't grow Bromeliads where you live. I should have included the Pineapple in my Hub, but since I've never grown one, I didn't. My friend cuts the top off a pineapple, sticks it in some soil, and next thing you know, she has a pineapple!

I'm so happy you liked my photos. Thanks for the votes, Mary


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Mary, you show your green fingers again. I wish I could visit, because your yard must be beautiful! Am sharing this socially.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I am leary of growing these beautiful flowers here in the northeast...I don't think they'd survive our winters. I believe they are grown as indoor plants here but I never knew so much about them. Your photos are beautiful...I found the one with the bromeliads around the tree especially interesting. Thanks for sharing this lovely flower.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, midget38. I have to admit, I have a "green thumb". I can put a stick in the ground and it will root! That's the challenge I find in gardening. I do love the Bromeliad; they are so easy to grow.

Thanks so much for sharing my Hub.

I hope you have a wonderful day, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, tillsontitan. It is probably too cold in your area to grow Bromeliads outside; however, you could enjoy one indoors. Check them out in your local garden center.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and the votes, I appreciate that.

My best, Mary


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

That was a far, far better thing you did, mary, saving all those poor, orphaned bromeliads. It is a very pretty flower and now thanks to you, I know far, far more about them than I did before.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, drbj.Yes, I felt pretty good about saving all those Bromediads. I think it is a pretty flower, and I know you could grow them, too.

I have not had notice of your new Hubs (if any). Hope I'm not missing anything from you!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Since HP stopped sending us emails of when the hubbers we follow publish a new hub, it takes a little longer to find them ourselves. I click on 'Following' on the top of my Hub Statistics page and on the left side of the next page you will see, second category: 'Hubbers you follow.' Click on that and you're in business.

My most recent hubs, since you inquired, were 'Interview with Martian,' 'The Famous Rorschach Inkblot Test,' and 'Strange Psychological Facts.'

Thanks for asking, m'dear.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Mary, the Bromeliad is a flower I don't really know - it's beautiful and I enjoyed all your photos and reading your wonderful information on this awesome plant!

Thank you and voted up


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Another mystery of HP! I do get email notification on some of my followers, just not all. Thanks for the tip. I don't want to miss any of your great Hubs! I'll have to play "catch up".


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Movie Master. Good to see you today. Thanks for reading about the Bromeliad. It is a beautiful flower, and my photos don't do them justice. If I had your talent with photography, I could do much better, but thanks for the compliment.

Thanks for the vote, Mary


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Beautiful and colourful hub. Such an amazing photos..fresh, original!!! They bring only positive feelings. Thanks for sharing it up. Voted up and beautiful.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, dinkan53. So nice to meet you today! Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub about Bromeliads. They really are a pretty flower. I'm not sure if they grow in India, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Thanks so much for the votes, Mary


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Mary, these are beautiful. You have a green thumb, never should have doubted your ability to keep them growing! Voted up.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, teaches12345. I think I do have a "green thumb". I can grow anything I try. You could grow Bromeliads, too.

Thanks for reading and the votes. Goodnight, Mary


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Bromeliads...my aunt is really into these flowering plants as well as on orchids. we used to have many plants in our house..very beautiful pics Mary.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, unknown spy. Good to see you today! Thanks for reading about my Bromeliads. I'm glad your aunt grows and appreciates the beauty of these plants.

Thanks for the nice compliment on my photos. My best, Mary


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I had not heard of this type of flower before either Mary. I like the story behind how you came to acquire the plants. I'm glad you had room in your vehicle for them and could share them with us!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Christy. So nice to see you. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about Bromeliads. They probably would not grow in Canada, but they certainly are a beautiful plant.

My best, Mary


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I thought these plants needed a lot of care and were too complex for me but it looks like they're doable. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

These flowers are really beautiful.They have got different shapes and colours.

Loved your hub

Shared


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, alocsin. I hope I have inspired you to grow Bromeliads. May I suggest: go to Home Depot (they always have a good assortment), buy one of a color you like. You will be amazed at how well it will grow and bloom. Living in CA means it will bloom year round! Good luck!

Thanks for the votes and the share, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, thumbi. Thanks for the nice compliment on my Bromeliads. Yes, they are such a beautiful plant, and are so easy to grow and enjoy. Thanks for the share, I appreciate that.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

What a nice hub on this hardy but under-appreciated plant. We just took a trip to Machu Picchu and we saw lots of bromelaids growing high in the tree tops. I didn't realize they could be grown inside. Very interesting and I love the photos of your garden! Voted up and shared.


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

My daughter visited Maui a few years ago, and while there she stopped at a roadside stand and chose a beautiful Bromeliad. She had it shipped home to me. It came in a long box, when I took it out it magically expanded to it's natural shape. It had a red flower on it, like the one in your photo. The flower lasted many months. The mother plant sprouts a "pup" which you can divide off and repot, by this method I have propagated that original plant many times.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, vespawoolf. I have to agree; people don't appreciate the Bromeliad. I think most folks believe it is difficult to grow because of it's beauty. Oh, I would love to see Bromeliads growing in the tree tops. I have been successful growing them in the palm trees with no soil or medium at all. You could grow these year round outside in S. America, I'll bet!

Gardening is my favorite hobby, and I have written other Hubs about my flowers.

Thanks for the votes and the share. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sherry Hewins. I would love to go to Maui! I know how much you appreciated the Bromeliad your daughter sent you, and I'm glad you propagated it and have continued to enjoy it.

Yes, mine get so thick I share with friends and family.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

Bromeliads sound like a nice flower to consider growing if you are wondering what to plant. Thanks for sharing!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, SweetiePie. Yes, Bromeliads are a beautiful and hardy plant. I'll bet in S. California where you live, they would grow round round. You would certainly enjoy them.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I am so glad to see that they can grow outside--I have one in a pot that I would like to plant outside--Thanks Mary!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Audrey Howitt. I certainly don't think you would have any problem planting your Bromeliad outside. If they are planted outside, they will multiply like crazy, and you'll have lots to share with others.

Thanks for reading, Mary


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

So beautiful and interesting;I vote across/up/share and save.

Take care my friend and have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

Thanks for teaching me about bromeliads, they will be a welcome addition to my home.

Voted up and shared!


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Hi Mary,

I love plants that come back every year or are easy to transplant. The Bormeliads are so pretty and look very hearty. I may have to see how they would do here in central Texas. Thank you for a great hub and sharing about this beautiful plant. I had to giggle I am known for picking up plants that are thrown away, trying to grow them too..:)

Hugs,

Sunnie


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Bumpsysmum 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

I love Bromeliads, unfortunately our climate is not conducive to raising them out of doors. I don't have a heated greenhouse and little or no window sills. Woe is me, I hear you say? Really, I have just one and it flowers every year but I have to be careful to move it out of the draught in the depth of winter, last year we had -18C for a week and even by the window it was cold!

You are so lucky.

Great Hub though, very informative.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Cathy Fidelibus. So nice to see you. Thanks for reading and I do hope I have inspired you to grow Bromeliads. In your cold climate, you would probably have to grow them in the house until the cold weather leaves.

Thanks for the vote and the share, I appreciate that so much, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Sunnie. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Unless it gets really cold where you live the Bromeliad would probably do just fine. Why don't you get just one to start with and plant it?

I'm a great one for picking up stuff on the side of the road that was to thrown away, too.

I'd love to know how you do with growing a Bromeliad.

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season, Hugs back to you, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Bumpsymum, So nice to "meet you" here today. I'm glad you do have one Bromeliad and can enjoy it indoors. Oh, my, I don't think I could endure your cold temperature. I complain when we go down in the fiftys!

Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Eddy. Great seeing you today! Bet it's cold where you are, huh? Thanks so much for reading, the votes and the share.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, Mary


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anuramkumar 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow...these plants look so adorable and lovely. Excellent snaps!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, anuramkumar. Thanks for reading and for the nice compliment. The Bromeliad is truly a beautiful plant and if it is warm in your part of India, I'll bet they would grow there.

Good night, Mary


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Sherry Hewins 3 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

The photos are beautiful. I'm pinning this one.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Sherry Hewins. Thank you for your nice compliment on my photos. I am going to ask Santa for a better digital camera this year so I could do a better job of photographing my flowers.

Thank you for reading and Pinning, Mary


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Now that the season of growth is here, this hub is apt. Sharing!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi miget38. Oh, yes, finally.....spring is here! Our weather is warm almost year round, but as soon as the ground begins to warm up, the plants all get happy (just like me), and start to grown again.

Thanks so much for reading, and the sharing. Mary


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

This beautiful hub deserves another share and am going to pin this. Your photos are wonderful!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Peggy W. What a nice thing to do: to come back to share and Pin. Thanks for the compliment on my photos!

When I move from my present house I plan to take many of my Bromeliads with me to my daughter's house, and of course I'll share with my neighbors, too.

Goodnight, Mary


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Wow! Those photos are awesome, Mary. I think I have seen this plant in my home country before although I don´t have one in my garden. I would love to have Bromeliad plants. This flower is added to my "to plant" list.

Thanks for sharing. Now I know more about them. Voted up, shared and pinned.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Thelma Alberts. The Bromeliad is one of those plants that once you plant it, you can just forget it. They require no care to speak of. They multiply pretty fast, too.

I'm sure the Bromediad would grow very well in the Phillippines, as they are a tropical plant. I do hope you will put some in your beautiful garden.

Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing and for the Pin. I do appreciate that.

I look forward to seeing you again, Mary


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Am sure your daughter is happy to have some of these gorgeous bromeliads now growing at her place. Will share again and also tweet. This is such a good hub with beautiful photos!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W Yes, the daughter loves flowers and especially the bromeliads!

Thanks so much for sharing and tweeting! Glad you like my photos, too. My best, Mary


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I am so happy reading this hub. Wow..you have great tips here. Very well written and I love all pictures here...Bromeliads..beautiful...Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, prasetio30 I'm happy you like my Hub on Bromeliads. Thanks for such a nice compliment.

Thanks for the votes, too. My best, Mary


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Came back for another read mary, and yes they are so beautiful, I think we need to look at this beautiful plants at this time of year, voted up and shared, nell


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nell Rose Thank for the revisit and for the votes and share. I appreciate that. I have since moved from my big house, but I took my Bromeliads with me to my new apartment. They don't mind being moved around at all. My best, Mary


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

Now you know why I wrote on that other site about seeing bromeliads and reminding me of you. :) Pinning this again to Awesome HubPages this time. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy

I am so glad I moved my Bromeliads to my new apartment. Thanks so much for thinking of this Hub on the other site. Thanks for Pinning this, too.

I hope you and Hubby have a happy Easter!

My best, Mary


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Beautiful photos and great information. I didn't know about these flowers before and they sound easy to raise. Voted this up, BUI, pinned to my 'Pink II' board, posted on FB, and will share.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Au fait Yes, these plants will multiply like crazy, and you find you have many to share with friends. They have such interesting blooms, too.

I love them because they are so easy to grow. They require little maintenance.

Thanks so much for the votes and the shares, I appreciate that, Mary


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These are just beautiful! I didn't realize there was so many different looking bromeliads!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, rebeccamealey Thank you very much. Yes, the Bromeliad blooms many different colors and sizes. That's one reason I enjoy growing them so much. They are very rewarding. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida

Beautiful beautiful.. I have shared bromeliads too as they are a favorite of mine.

They are such a gorgeous plant...and so many colors and variety make them spectacular.

Lovely photos.

Shared and voted up Pinned

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon Happy Valentine's Day to you... ps


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vocalcoach 21 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh, what gorgeous photos! I have just the spot for planting these beautiful Bromeliads. Will wait for April to come around then I'll get to work. I love hubs that introduce me to flowers. Voted up +++ and sharing. Thanks Mary!


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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, pstraubie48 When I had to give up my home of 35 years, I didn't want to leave my Bromeliads behind, so I called all the neighbors and told them to come and help themselves. They were thrilled. I had so many beauties.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes, the share and the Pin, I appreciate that.

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, Mary


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mary615 21 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, vocalcoach Thanks for the nice compliment on my photos. You can't go wrong planting Bromeliads. It would be nice if you have a friend who already has them growing in their yard so you don't have to buy them. I love Bromedliads because they spread and make more beautiful flowers!

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the votes and the share. Mary


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Jodah 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

This is a great hub about bromeliads. There are so many different varieties and I have about four of them. Great photos too and videos. Hope you are recovering well Mary.

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