We are a small family owned nursery in Naples, Florida specializing in bromeliads, plumeria, and adenium for landscapes, lanaiscapes, and for the more exotic collector.
Updated edition, edited by Herb Plever and Joyce L. Brehm and published by the Bromeliad Society International. Thirty eight pages, with 75 small color photos. Cover illustration by Kiti Wenzel. introduction to the cultivation of all bromeliads, including tillandsias.
The Cultural Manual has sections on basic culture and detailed chapters on the major genera Aechmea, Billbergia, Cryptanthus, Dyckia, Guzmania, Neoregelia, Tillandsia and Vriesea, and others as well.
This edition has increased emphasis on indoor cultivation, reflecting the decades of experience by Herb Plever growing bromeliads in his apartments in New York. He is a widely recognized authority on indoor culture.
When a bromeliad is ordered on-line, it will either be taken as an offset from a mother plant, or it will be taken from a pot. Either way, it is possible that it has already started to grow roots.
Bromeliads are a type of plant called epiphytes, which means that they draw moisture from the air and don’t need to be in soil to survive. While their roots can draw water and nutrients, they typically serve as a plant’s ‘anchor’, attaching and holding it place.
Although mosquitoes are not a pest that can harm your bromeliads, they can become very annoying to everyone around them. Mosquitoes are currently a topic of conversation as common sense and the facts often give way to rumor and sensationalism.