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Bromeliad information; photos, species, cultivation
Clubs, discussion groups and blogs
Growers, nurseries and sellers


Bromeliad Information, Cultivation, and Photos


fcbs Bromeliad Encyclopedia: Beginners Look Here! Rather than reinventing the wheel on our site the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies has the Bromeliad Encyclopedia "serving the Bromeliad enthusiasts of Florida and the Internet Community." Great growing information with potting and mounting tips along with a comprehensive photo index. Even old pros use this great site for its handy reference. There is even a registration for a bromeliad round robin.



The Bromeliad Society International (BSI), membership includes the bimonthy Journal of the Bromeliad Society with new discoveries, color photos and the latest bromeliad information. They also maintain a list of affiliated bromeliad clubs so that you can find one in your area.

Bromeliad Cultivar Register, wondering if a particular cross has been made or what species and cultivars make up a cross. Or is that plant just a special selection or sport of a species? Find it now on the Bromeliad Cultivar Register.


Brom - L Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers Society. Brom-L was created by Cassio van den Berg to share and discuss information and experiences of bromeliad taxonomists and growers. It is like a virtual Bromeliad Society. The most important thing is to exchange Bromeliad information.



The Bromeliads in Australia. web site aims to promote the hobby of Bromeliad cultivation in Australia for the benefit of all Bromeliad Societies, Horticultural clubs, study groups and individual hobbyists. It has a fine Photo Index of bromeliad species and cultivars as grown in different areas of Australia.




The Epiphytic Plant Research and Information Center (EPRIC) was founded February 1997 and has the following goals:
1.To maintain the natural habitats of epiphytic plants such as epiphytic cacti and epiphytic succulents, bromeliads, tillandsia's, hoyas, orchids, etc and the flora which grows together with these epiphytic plants such as tropical ferns.
2.To give information to the public about epiphytic plants such as information about culture, rooting, societies, growers, books etc.
3.To maintain a generic reserve collection of all epiphytic plants and also of their hybrids so that old cultivars will not get lost.
4.To help with publications about epiphytic plants.



Köhres Kakteen is a german site with some wonderful tillandsia photos that can help with identification. There are also pictures of Orchids and many Cacti and Succulents where you can find Dyckias, Hechtias and Abromeitiellas (Deuterocohnias).
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 is an online special interest magazine just for us bromie enthusiasts. They have covered many aspects of bromeliad care and growing both indoor and out according to genera. There is a lot to learn at For instance did you know that Hechtias do not particularly like humidity?



Clubs, Discussion Groups and Blogs


Brom - L Bromeliad Taxonomists and Growers Society. Brom-L was created by Cassio van den Berg to share and discuss information and experiences of bromeliad taxonomists and growers. It is like a virtual Bromeliad Society. The most important thing is to exchange Bromeliad information.


The Bromeliad Society of Japan. In Japanese with photos under Works and Visual Dictionary. is a blog with posts by Constantino Gastaldi of Santa Catarina state, Brazil. He post fotos of his dyckia collection and dyckias from others. The unblemished plants are exceptional in the photographs and you might be able to glean info about Brazil and climate. There are some choice silver, red and black dyckias on this blog. Yes, black.
This site is in English



Jack's Florida Bromeliads. Collecting Bromeliads and Orchids in Florida. A personal website on a man's avid collecting of bromeliads, orchids. Floridian lore and other information on history and cultures of the Americas where bromeliads come from.




The New York Bromeliad Society with some good cultural information and photographs.


Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Shepard Garden Arts Center. SBCPS is the sister society of the BSSF whom it shares speakers with once or twice a year. Their annual sale is in July.
Facebook Page: Has wonderful photos of plants grown by members.


San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Is our companion society in our annual June Sale. Their meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Visit their site for details.





San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty. Enjoy the San Francisco Botanical Garden's world of gardens, excellent horticulture library, bookstore, and education programs. A number of hardyu bromeliads are found in the Americas section as well the Succulent Garden where well established puyas bloom every Spring April through May. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is open daily, 365 days a year, and is free to the public. Weekdays: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends & Holidays: 10 am to 5 pm. FREE GUIDED WALKS are given daily at 1:30 pm.




Facebook now has several pages dedicated to bromeliads but the Groups are what we recommend. There photos, cultural tips and avid discussions are shared by bromephiles from all over the planet. A great place for beginners without access to a regional bromeliad club. They are also a source for making real friendships with fellow bromephiles. If there is one reason for a bromeliad lover to join Facebook this is it.
The BSSF recommends:
Planet Bromeliad
Planet Tillandsia
Planet Dyckia-Xeric Brom
Lots of dyckias here from Constantino Gastaldi as well as from other global growers.
Moon Mini Neoregelia For those into the small colorful neoregelias.
There are also groups called Planets and Moons for Aechmea, Alcantarea, Cryptanthus, Vrieseas and many others. Just search for you favorite genus in Facebook. There are several other Bromeliad groups and fans on Facebook.



Growers, Nurseries and Mail Order


Bird Rock TropicalsBird Rock Tropicals has been around since 1981 and is now one of the West Coast's premiere bromeliad nurseries. With an exstensive inventory of species and cultivars Bird Rock's founder, Pam Koide-Hyatt has dedicated the last 40 years to hybridizing tillandsias. Definitely in it for the long haul as many tillandsias are famous for maturing in decades rather than years. Pam has also put together a thorough collection of flash cards as a reference tool. Just visit the store.


Bromeliad ParadiseBromeliad Paradise was founded in 2012 in Naples, Florida. It is a home based nursery built on three acres of family property. Relocated from Southern California, Southwest Florida provides a much more hospitable climate, both weather-wise and business-wise.
Bromeliad Paradise specializes in raising bromeliads and plumeria, which are a great fit for the locality because Collier County hosts the largest number of native bromeliads



A Deroose Plant is probably the first bromeliad many of us have ever seen. They develop new hybrids and distribute them throughout the globe. Many are worth collecting and all worth a look at.
Besides the plants marketed on their website there are many more photos of all sorts of plants and bromeliad hybrids you will see no where else.




Dötterer A German Nursery specializing in Tillandsias and Orchids. There are excellent photographs on this site often with the indespensible information of what elevations they are found at in their native habitats. Use for this page.




Flora Grubb Gardens is a top tier garden shop and nursery in San Francisco that always carries excellent bromeliads, palms, agaves and other exotic plants. MAP





Jimbo's NurseryJimbo's Nursery located 40 minutes from Downtown Houston in Santa Fe Texas is worth the drive for bromeliad lovers. The bromeliads are well grown and given the right amount of light under shadecloth. The collection is filled mostly with billbergias, neoregelias and a substantial amount of cryptanthus. Jimbo's is a complete landscape nursery with perennials, shrubs, trees and palms as well as tropical houseplants. Jimbo's is a small but well run business run by Jim Woolsey and his family. Mail order is available.




Kents Bromeliad Nursery, Inc. The nation's largest Bromeliad Grower just got bigger. Kent's Bromeliad Nursery recently completed an acquisition of new greenhouse space. With the acquisition of more greenhouses, it boasts more than 1,000,000 square feet of production area in Vista and San Marcos, CA.



Michael's Bromeliads online. The BSSF has been getting beautiful plants from Michaels' for a long time for our sales, plant raffles and holiday party. They always arrive looking terrific and generate a lot of enthusiasm. Download the PDF of the collection and start your wish list.



The Nature CollectionThe Nature Collection A Florida grower with a reputation of deliveriing quality plants. The photos and descriptions are exceptional.




Plant OdditiesPlant Oddities A great place for info on growing tillandsias with a great assortment to choose from. Information on care is is excellent and great for beginners. Sending plants overseas is a plus.



Rainforest Flora, Inc. has been dealing in tillandias for 4 decades now and grows all their plants from established stock. They are also the originators of some of the most exciting tillandsia hybrids emerging in the bromeliad world.



t internationalTillandsia International,
The largest grower of tillandisas in North America and a good source for photos, growing tips and booklets.



Tropiflora propagates and grows over 7,000 different plant items and is constantly searching the world and adding new varieties.
Tropiflora has maximized its production of bromeliads, concentrating on both species for collectors and botanic gardens and with the latest hybrids for fanciers and the landscape trade. They have a huge production of miniature species and hybrids suitable for terrariums as well as almost four hundred varieties of Tillandsias.

Tropiflora’s Recommendations for COLD HARDY BROMELIADS is what one might call a Bromeliad LIfestyule sight. A beautiful site to peruse and look for the name for that bromeliad you just picked up at Trader Joe's. The site can be viewed in several european languages. This is one of Corn Bak's sites.