top of page

Landscaping with Bromeliads

Bromeliads add great colour & structure to any garden – provided they can be protected from frosts. They are tropical & exotic in appearance.

The larger growing bromeliads eg Alcantareas & Aechmea blanchetiana make great specimen plants.

It’s important to plant the different varieties in the correct position to get good form & colour.

They can be put in the garden still in their plastic pots - dig a hole to hide the pot & cover with some mulch. This allows the plants to be moved around as necessary.

Alternatively, bromeliads can be planted in the ground into a 20-30cm layer of composted pine bark to ensure good drainage.

Epiphytic varieties can be attached to trees & logs in subtropical & tropical climates.

They look best when clumps are mixed with other plants.

bottom of page