AIR PLANTS (TILLANDSIA) AND OTHER BROMELIACEAE
BROMELIADS are native to Central and South America. The family consists of over 2000 species, and more are still being discovered. The diversity of Bromeliads ranges from the pineapple to the “Spanish Moss” or “Old man’s beard” we have all seen in pictures of the Florida everglades, hanging in the trees. Countless hybrids have been produced from these species and the possibilities are endless.
Bromeliads are hardy, easy to grow and survive the neglect imposed upon them by the accelerated pace of modern living. Greatly adaptable, they grow under artificial, air conditioned atmospheres and tolerate abnormal light and moisture situations. They are ideal companion plants to most orchids as they both favour the same conditions for growing .