TROPICAL RAINFOREST FACTS

Bromeliad Facts

Bromeliad Plants
Bromeliads

Introduction

There are many interesting facts about the Bromeliads. All of the almost 3,000 members of the tropical plant family Bromeliad belong to the family called Bromeliaceae. They are almost exclusively grown in the tropics and subtropics of the New World, where growing conditions are ideal - with one exception. In 1493, when exploring the New World, Columbus, who found the pineapple growing in the West Indies, brought it back with him to Spain. Its popularity spread and he is the reason why the pineapple is now cultivated throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. More information about Bromeliad characteristics such as what they look like and how they grow are listed below.

Bromeliad Flowering Facts

Bromeliad Foliage Facts

Other Interesting Bromeliad Facts