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Bromeliad Plant Gallery

Updated on April 19, 2012
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This one is one of my favorites.  I love the leaves and colors.  This was added later, and not one of the originals in the hub.  I will be calling this one, Photo "A."Photo 1 - Look closely at the very center of this one if you will.  I found it to be so interesting.
This one is one of my favorites.  I love the leaves and colors.  This was added later, and not one of the originals in the hub.  I will be calling this one, Photo "A."
This one is one of my favorites. I love the leaves and colors. This was added later, and not one of the originals in the hub. I will be calling this one, Photo "A." | Source
Photo 1 - Look closely at the very center of this one if you will.  I found it to be so interesting.
Photo 1 - Look closely at the very center of this one if you will. I found it to be so interesting. | Source
Photo 2
Photo 2 | Source

Bromeliad Plants

Bromeliads or bromeliaceae as a whole, are still relatively new to me though I have liked to photograph these plants for some time. I enjoy how tropical they are and how well they seem to do indoors as a colorful plant. I have a brother in law that really likes these flowers, my sister told me once. It seems they get their fair share of attention, including mine, as you can tell!

I gathered these photos together to show some different types and colors that you will find them in. I like their bold look, both in design and color. Let me know what you think about them too. Notice too the close ups of a few where water has gathered in the center. It looks so interesting to me. I imagine that it would be really cool to see these in their native habitats, wherever that may be!

For now, I see them often in gardens of course, but also I see them a lot in doctors offices, and different office buildings, and airports. They look great in big planters whether alone or as a larger arrangement. This makes me think they can't be too hard to take care of, and perhaps don't require too much light to have their great color, which is a real bonus.

Basic Bromeliad Information

Bromeliads are a varied group of organisms, which doesn't surprise me based on the different photos I have taken and from various locations and conditions. They are adapted to a number of different climates. The foliage of a bromeliad can take on different shapes, though in general you can somewhat pinpoint a bromeliad when you see one, or so I thought. Evidently the foliage can be as thin as a needle, to being broad and flat, or symmetrical or irregular! They can also be more spikey or soft. So you can see they have quite a range there.

As you can see by looking at the photos, the foliage or leaves, grows out in a rosette pattern. Did you know that is the most widely patterned and colored plant in the world? I had no idea! For instance, you can find leaves that range in color from green to gold to marroon. Certain varieties may have leaves with different variegations such as red, yellow white and cream. I have seen these and they are so cool. Still other varieties may be spotted with that same cream or red, and even purple.

I have never owned one of my own bromeliads, but perhaps before long I can grow one of these bold looking plants in my own house. I think they make quite a statement wherever they are!

The photos are numbered if you care to comment on any you like or have a comment about, and please know too that you can often click on a photo to see it larger and in more detail. I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of bromeliad plants. Let me know if you would, what you think of them below.

Photo 3 - A Very interesting center!
Photo 3 - A Very interesting center! | Source
Photo 4 - A Tropical Garden filled with bromeliads.
Photo 4 - A Tropical Garden filled with bromeliads. | Source
Photo 5
Photo 5 | Source
Photo 6
Photo 6 | Source

Bromeliad Plant Poll

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Twilight Dream, thank you so much for your nice comment and revisit to this hub! I appreciate your votes as well. It makes me so happy you love the pictures! I love to see them when I do. I am doing just fine, and have been very busy. I have much to be thankful for though! How are you doing lately?

      Thanks for the encouragement, as I have a lot more to explore and share. I will have to post more hubs very soon. Thanks so much and take care too! :)

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      Kingbell 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Voted 'awesome' & 'Beautiful'. I am visiting here second time (i.e. a gap of an year after my first visit). Still these pictures are fresh & lovely. I love them very much. Yesterday I happened to see purple bromeliad. That reminded of your hub and made me visit here once again. How are you keeping now Oceansnsunsets. Love to see more of your shots and hubs soon! Take care!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Mary! I am long overdue in responding to some comments, but hopefully better late than never. How neat to hear these are one of your favorite plants, and I don't blame you for that. You have the right climate to grow them in for sure. I didn't realize they were quite so easy to grow and multiply. It is a wonderful thing when people share what they have thinned out of their gardens, with their neighbors. My great aunt has helped me this way many times with her beautiful irises. Love your comments, as always, and thanks for your votes. Take care Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      This is one of my favorite plants, and they are so easy to grow and multiply. I got started growing them after a neighbor thinned hers out and was looking for a home for the extras.

      Your photos are wonderful. Voted UP, etc.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Happyboomernurse, Thank you so much for your comment, vote and visit here. Thanks for sharing your favorite photos with me as well. I really appreciate it. My apologies for being so delayed in responding to the comments. I have been terribly busy, but I always appreciate my friends comments on HubPages. Very much!

      Hello Fennelseed, thank you very much! I am so glad you liked the photos. I appreciate your vote, visit and comment here.

      I have to admit, that I have never tried my hand at growing these plants myself, but maybe I ought to try. With these types, I know they can get temperamental, as you shared, with the area you live in. Thank you again.

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Hi oceansnsunsets, I love your bromeliad photos and especially the second one, with the purple centre and the gleaming water. I have a few growing but they are not doing too well. I have seen lots grow beautifully in the tropical north of our country, but fear I am a little too far south for them to be happy. Lovely work, my votes to you.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      I love these plants and have tried to photograph them but my photos haven't done this plant justice.

      Loved the photos in this hub, though, especially photos 1 & 2.

      Voted up, beautiful and interesting.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Twilight Dream, I am glad you noticed the centers of the Bromeliads here, they are so strange or interesting to me. Thank you for your comment and visit here, I really appreciate it.

      Have a great evening. :)

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      Kingbell 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Looking closely at the center of these Bromeliads is really interesting. It varies from flower to flower. Very nice close-up shots of these flowers with great information shared here. Thanks.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Lesley, thank you very much for your comment, votes and visit! I had always seen these from a distance so it was interesting to get a little closer to them sometimes as well.

      Have a great day, and best wishes to you! Paula

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Precy Anza, thank you for your comment and visit to my hub. Glad you liked the bromeliads. The colors are what I like also.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Paula, I love their fabulous bold colours and your wonderful close up photography shows some great detail.

      A very interesting hub on this gorgeous flower, thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      They're beautiful and colorful! ^-^'

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