Bromeliads are dramatic plants with long lasting flowers, perfect for brightening any room in the house.


Water the soil thoroughly, letting it dry out somewhat between watering.


When in bloom, bromeliad flowers will last longest in a low, or medium-light setting.

After care

Most people discard their bromeliads after the flowers have faded, as the plant gradually dies, when it is done blooming. However, the plant usually sends up offsets, or “pups” before it dies. The “pups” can be kept as a house plant, as they are very difficult to rebloom. These may be detached from the mother plant and repotted in the same size pot as the parent plant grew in. Use a good porous potting mix, and grow in an area with bright light.