Bromeliads – Plants for Sale
Bromeliads (plants) are readily available for sale in Australia with a range of sizes including, tissue culture stock, through to tube stock and advanced specimens.
We generally suggest that all but experienced growers look for good quality tubestock and larger when buying online. Being a fairly tough plant in many respects bromeliads seem to travel well by mail order, so if packaging is correctly carried out you should receive healthy undamaged plants by post with no problems.
Most species require very little care and can provide brilliant long lasting flower spikes or blooms (see picture right).
Ornamental foliage is another strong point. As they can easily be sent by mail order plants are available for sale online from participating nurseries.They are relatively inexpensive and easy to grow and are drought resistant.
Growing Bromeliads after purchase
Bromeliads are well suited to growing in containers as well as in the ground, they have fairly compact root systems as they are used to growing on trees and rocky outcrops, a free draining potting mix is essential but they require little care once established. In cooler areas container growing can help provide protection from frosts by allowing plants to be moved to a protected position.
Coming in a range of sizes and can be grown indoors in cooler climates or outdoors where temperatures stay above freezing. Bromeliad societies are of great assistance in providing information on care and growing conditions including displays of rare and hard to find species.
Planting, Growing, care and Propagating Bromeliads
Bromeliads need a well drained soil, they do well in pots or in the ground. In pots bromeliads do well in a fine orchid mix or even course sand. But remember bromeliads also like a humid environment, around 60% humidity is ideal. Tank bromeliads, are those that hold water in the center, these like to be flushed out one a week.
Bromeliads are easily propagated from pups, new plants thrown off by the parent plant. Wait until the pups reach a good size and the separate them with a sharp knife. Leave the pup in a shady spot for a day or two to harden off, and then plant out. Bromeliads also can be propagated from seed. Remember that most bromeliads only flower once, so make sure you keep the pups and you will have an ongoing show.
Bromeliad Varieties – Further Information and Photographs
You can Buy Bromeliads Online from the following nurseries.
507 Belgrave-Gembook Rd, Cockato, Victoria, 3781
Ferns and Tree Ferns, Tasmanian Tree Ferns. Ferns and Bromeliads on Tree Fern Backing Boards, Bromeliads, Kangaroo Paw, Sphagnum Moss, Hypoestes Phyllostachya, Phalaenopsis.
Wide range of Bromeliads, Nepenthies pitcher plants, Anthuriums and Tropical Rhododendrons or Vireyas. All available for sale by mail order from Riverside Bromeliads and Denali Bromeliads.
Healthy, 100% Organic garden plants. Buy online, direct from grower. 100% satisfaction guarantee. Flat-rate postage QLD NSW VIC ACT SA & NT. Huge range of tropical & rare plants, fruit & edibles, trees, flowers, foliage & more.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
PO BOX 150 El Arish Qld 4855
Largest online selection of tropical exotic plants in Australia. Heliconias, gingers, cordylines and brugmansias. Retail center open by appointment only.
PLANT BIOTECH 44 Laxton Road Palmview QLD 4553 – phone: 07 54945619 fax: 0754945629
BAY BROMS 138a Woongarra Street Bundaberg Qld 4670 – phone: 0741518656
DRAGONWOOD GARDENS 60 Mt Nathan Road NERANG Gold Coast QLD – MOB 0412 432 970 / 0412 432 971
BROMAGIC BROMELIAD NURSERY 421 Hunchy Rd Palmwoods QLD 4555 – Phone Fax 07 5445 0441
FLOWERS & COLOUR WHOLESALE NURSERY 38 Lower Mountain Road Dundowran QLD 4655 –
Ph 07 41240980
NORTHERN BEACHES AUSTRALIAN ORCHIDS – 1 Eerawy Rd Allambie NSW 2100 – PH/Fax(02) 99059662
BELLENDEN KER GARDENS – P.O. Box 159 Babina QLD 4681 – PH (07) 40675304
HAZELBROOK HYBRID HIPPIASTRUMS – PO Box 179 Hazelbrook NSW 2779 – email [email protected]
CAPE OASIS – PO Box 57 (Wetherby Rd) Mt Molloy QLD 4871 – PH 07 4094 1146 Fax (07) 40941559
WINDEMERE NURSERY – Lot 64 Greensward Rd Tamborine QLD 4270 – phone: 55438814 fax: 55438863
THE ORCHID POT Co
21 Jambali Rd Port MacQuarie NSW 2444 – PH (02) 65811235 Fax(02) 65811736
WHOLESALE BROMELIADS OF AUSTRALIA – Sherringtons Lane The Pocket via Billinudgel NSW 2483 – phone: 02 66 845 374 fax: 02 66 845168