Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Bromeliads are great designer plants and excellent container subjects. Whether flaunted in courtyards or entrances as specimens or nestled amongst ground covers to hide the pots, they prove movable feasts for the eyes, easily shifted to prominence as they flower and color. Alternately they can be grown in exuberant drifts, as seen in tropical resorts and parks around the world. Adaptable plants, Bromeliads do require very efficient drainage with an open porous medium. Most require filtered light, although bright indirect light levels will ensure optimum leaf coloration in the Neoregelias in particular. Many Neos. even require some morning sun to produce the beautiful intense coloring they deserve.