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Bromeliad information; photos, species, cultivation
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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 www.fcbs.org 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.

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.

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Bromeliads in Australia. The BinA 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.

 

 

 

Charlie's Web is the personal website of Charles E. Dills, retired professor of chemistry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA. He has been collecting since 1970 and has a Photo Directory of bromeliads on his site as well as the inventories of the indigenous bromeliads of a few countries such as Ecuador and Mexico.

 

 

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).
Use http://translate.google.com/# for this page.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

Dyckiabrazil.blogspot.com 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 and Floridian lore.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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. 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.

 

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Tillandsia Garden is a japanese hobbyist's blog. In it the hobbyist has documented his plants and his experiences with them (successes and demises) in such great detail only another hobbyist can appreciate. Definitely worth visiting. In english and japanese.

 

 

 

 

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 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.
 

 

 

Growers, nurseries and sellers

 

AnniesMagicGardenAnnie's Magic Garden. The specialty of the house is terrestrial Bromeliads, Dyckia, Hechtia, Orthophytum etc., and Sansevieria for both novice and serious collectors plus we also offer an array of other succulents and perennials.  We do not offer a printed catalog so please use the online catalog or print the Plant List.

 

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Looking for Dyckias for your landscape? The Cycad Jungle is selling selected clones in 3 gallon and 7 gallon containers. This website is a no frills page with excellent photos so you as least know what you are buying. Maybe with enough inquiries we can get them to ship to California.

 

 

 

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. https://www.facebook.com/derooseplants

 

 

 

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 http://translate.google.com/# for this page.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Greenstock Nurseries in Australia offers a download of tropicals with beautiful pictures of Alcantareas and other bromeliads grown exquisitely in Queensland. They have a great selection of Alcantareas photos of species and varieties not commonly seen in the USA.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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 now 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 Collection

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

 

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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.

 

 

Seabreeze Nurseries in Ft Myers Florida has a great selection for browsing through landscape worthy bromeliads and other hybrids and species worthy of collection.

 

 

 

 

t internationalTillandsia International, www.airplant.com
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 ha
s 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

 

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