Welcome to the
World of Bromeliads
Learn about bromeliads and tour
specimens from our collection!
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grow in the ground. The primary purpose of their roots is to take up water and nutrients from the soil.
grow on top of other plants. The primary purpose of their roots is for stabilization, rather than nutrient uptake. Epiphytes get their water and nutrients from the air and small pools of water that form on the host plant.
grow on top of rocks. They function similairly to epiphytic bromeliads in that they have special roots located at leaf bases within their "cups" that take up water and nutrients.
Watch UWYO Extension's video
about caring for bromeliads, filmed in our conservatory.
View some of the types of bromeliads
that can be found in our collection
Scroll over the name to reveal the specimen
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