JungleStar Bromelia is a Dutch grower of exotic bromeliads.
The Bromeliad: A Tropical Wonder
The Bromeliad belongs to the Bromeliaceae family, which comprises over 3500 species, predominantly native to tropical parts of the Americas. These plants are remarkably versatile, both in their appearance and their natural habitats. Whether they grow on the ground or as epiphytes—plants that grow on other plants without deriving nutrients from their host—Bromeliads make an impression.
They are known for their vibrant colors and unusual, stunning forms. Large, brightly colored flowers or bracts (a special kind of leaf) are often produced to attract pollinators. Additionally, some bromeliads collect water and nutrients in their rosette shape. Robust and resilient, Bromeliads thrive in various indoor environments, making them popular choices for home and office gardens. Well-known species from the Bromeliad family include Aechmea, Ananas, Vriesea, Tillandsia, and Guzmania.
JungleStar Bromelia's offers an astonishing range of bromeliads. Exotic gems that seem to come straight from the heart of South American tropical rainforests. Their fascinating colors and unusual forms make these plants unique additions to any plant collection.
The team at JungleStar Bromelia's has a true passion for creating a piece of the jungle in the comfort of your own home. With over 3 decades of experience in cultivating Bromelias, JungleStar Bromelia's offers an assortment of more than 20 different types of Guzmanias, including some of the most unique species of Guzmanias. They continue to innovate and experiment to constantly improve and expand their range.
A beautiful example of such a unique variety is the Guzmania' Purple & Stripes,' exclusively available at JungleStar Bromelia's. This special Guzmania stands out with its purple flower and leaves with striking white stripes.
Many Bromeliads are monocarpic, meaning they bloom only once in their lifetime. However, after blooming, the mother plant often produces small offshoots called pups. These pups can be cared for and eventually bloom as well.
How to make your Bromeliad rebloom:
- Take good care of the pup: Once the pup reaches approximately one-third of the size of the mother plant, you can gently detach it and plant it in a new pot.
- Provide adequate water: Bromeliads love moisture, but they cannot tolerate overwatering. Give them regular water by filling the center of the rosette, but let excess water drain to prevent root drowning.
- Stimulate flowering: You can stimulate your Bromeliad to bloom by placing the plant in a transparent plastic bag with a piece of ripe fruit, such as an apple or melon, for 3 weeks. This fruit produces ethylene gas, which can encourage blooming.
Patience is key when it comes to reblooming a Bromeliad. The plant takes its time to grow and bloom, so be patient and take good care of your plant in the meantime.