Oct 19 2015

We love using various varieties of Bromeliads here at Outside Productions.  The Blue Tango Bromeliad is a great fit for tropical landscapes and brings an extra pop to the outdoors.  OPi landscape architect, Katherine, likes the Blue Tango Bromeliad because it makes a bold statement with it’s bright green foliage and stunning blue flowers.  It’s large size, about 30 inches in height, makes it great as an accent.  The bright green leaves pair well with the deep green of Asian Jasmine.  Location is key with this plant as it takes shade to part sun.  With proper drainage and light the Blue Tango Bromeliad even works well in pots and raised planters!

 

Jun 15 2015

Bromeliads are wonderful plants to have in any household. To properly care for your bromeliad, water through its overlapping leaves, called rosettes. If planting them in your landscape, keep in mind that Bromeliads require some protection from the sun so place them in partial shade.

There are two recommendations for fertilizing your bromeliad: a small portion of a slow time release fertilizer, sprinkled around the base of the bromeliad, or a liquid fertilizer, diluted ½ to ¼ of the recommended amounts. Once your bromeliad has finished blooming make sure to remove the flower with scissors. This will assist the plant in creating energy for further growth!

With lots of options for color, texture, and size it's easy to find a bromeliad for anyone's taste! Here are a few of Outside Productions, Inc. favorites!

- Imperialis' Bromeliad, a deep red and green, large bromeliad

 

- Orange Aechmea Bromeliad, a bright orange, full size Bromeliad variety

 

- McWilliamsii Bromeliad, a bright green, full-size Bromeliad with a red center

 

 

- Fireball Bromeliads are bright red and come in a fun, 1 gallon size