Bromeliads are subtropical and tropical plants that are both exotic and unusual. They range from the southern United States through Central and South America. The pineapple is the most well known bromeliad, but there are about 3,170 other species.
In nature, some bromeliads grow on trees as epiphytes or "air plants” but they are not parasites. They also grow in crevices in rocks and on the ground. Other bromeliads like a variety of soil mixtures. mixtures. Bromeliads are usually identified by their inflorescence or bloom.
The Hawaii Bromeliad Society meets on the last Saturday of the month at the Lyon Arboretum at 12:30 noon. We usually have a speaker or topic to discuss. Sometimes we go on field trips so check with us before coming to visit.
Our January 2016 meeting will be held at Lyon Arboretum on Saturday, January 30, 2016, starting at 12:30 pm.
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The Bromeliad Society International Conference, “Bromeliads in Paradise,” was held in Honolulu from September 8 to 14, 2014. For more conference information, visit the BSI website at
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