Growing guide

How to grow bromeliads

Many bromeliads make easy-to-grow houseplants, bringing long-lasting tropical colour to a bright room. Among the most familiar are pineapples, air plants and urn plants. Some can be moved outdoors for a few months in summer, and a few may survive year-round in very warm, sheltered gardens.

Quick facts

  • Wide range of exotic-looking houseplants
  • Many have vibrant flower-like bracts
  • Leaves are often coloured or patterned
  • Like warm, humid conditions
  • Grow indoors in bright light
  • Some can grow outdoors in summer

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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