There are over 2500 species of bromeliads that are native to North, Central and South America. Bromeliad plants have spectacular flowers which are really “bracts” that stay colourful for 6-10 weeks. There are numerous varieties of bromeliads to choose from all with different leaf colours and shapes. The exotic looking bracts come in red, burgundy, pink, white, yellow, orange, and even a mixture of colours. Use a single bromeliad plant or combine three different bromeliads to create your own special arrangement. A bromeliad blooms once indoors, then it’s necessary to start a new plant using cuttings from the original plant.
LIGHT CONDITIONS: Bromeliad plants are very adaptable, and there is a variety for every light condition. If your bromeliad has thin green leaves it can survive in low light. If it has thick grey leaves, it needs medium light. The flowers (colourful “bracts”) of a bromeliad plant fade quickly and the leaves turn pale green if it's placed in very bright light. The leaves get further apart and turn dark green when the plant needs more light.
WATER CONDITIONS: Bromeliad plants are drought resistant succulents that like dry soil. These houseplants have very small roots and over-watering is the number one reason bromeliads die. Some have "tanks" that like being filled with water; others have fine hairs on their leaves that enjoy being misted.
Please note, Sweetpea's works with locally grown plants and each of our potted arrangements are unique in their own way. The assortment shown is an example of the size, colour and varieties of plants available. Your potted arrangement will vary based on the time of year, potting options and budget you've selected.