Bromeliads are a family of over 2,000 tropical American plants that includes Spanish Moss and the edible Pineapple. They’re commonly called “air plants” or “epiphytes” for their habit of growing up in the air on tree limbs and crotches, or in rock crevices, free of any connection with the ground beneath. Bromeliads are valued for the many forms, textures and colors of their leaves and for their showy, long-lasting flowers. As a bonus, they’re among the easiest of indoor plants to grow and maintain.
Bromeliad flower spikes typically grow at the tips of stems that emerge from the center of leaf rosettes. They generally last 2 to 6 months. They may be blue, pink, red, yellow, purple, or white.