Bromeliads are a wide range of plants which grow mainly in the tropical areas of the USA and Mexico. Bromeliads are can be Epiphytic plants – that they manage to obtain all the moisture they need from the air – some are terrestrial, living their entire lives on the ground. It is often mistakenly assumed, that all bromeliads are epiphytes. Not so!
They grow in a wide range of habitats within these regions – as diverse as rain forests, scrubby wild land and desert situations. Bromeliad is the general family group name, whereas being epiphytic describes the manner in which some of them grow. Their origin, will determine how they are cared for when grown as indoor plants. The care of bromeliads is not onerous - simply needs to be right.