The Red-leaf Bromeliad belongs to the group of Bromeliaceae plants, a family of Monocot Flowering Plants, which has almost 3475 known plant species around the world.
Red-leaf Bromeliad is native to the Tropical regions of America and also the American Subtropics.
Bromeliads are mainly advanced houseplants and need expert maintenance to grow. This plant is considered to be more fit to be kept in a greenhouse than in the indoors of a household.
However, along with time, Bromeliads are planted indoors, as they are adaptable to household circumstances. Even then, minute care is necessary to grow a Bromeliad indoors.
A Bromeliad is supposed to be adaptable to a wide range of light intensities, in general.
It can adjust itself to lower levels of light for a very long time, without getting damaged. It can also adjust to higher levels of light during summer.
However, exposure to direct sunlight can have ill effects on the health of the plant.
Bromeliad is planted which is tropical (or subtropical) by nature. Therefore, it requires humidity to thrive.
This plant is adaptable to relatively moderate or medium humidity levels. Average 40 to 60 percent of humidity is essential for the growth of the plant.
It can also thrive for few days in low humidity. But medium humidity is what is needed for the proper growth.
This plant needs to be watered frequently but can adapt itself to drought conditions very well. A moist soil helps a Bromeliad to grow rapidly.
A good amount of water is necessary for the plant, but it should never be allowed to stand in water for a long time. Waterlogging may damage the roots of the plant.
Bromeliads are even tolerant to low watering levels, but the growth might be hampered. Over Watering should be avoided as well.
Fertilization is necessary for the proper growth of a Bromeliad. Continuous nutrient supply helps the plant to retain health and grow fast.
Controlled-release fertilizers are generally used for a Bromeliad. Water soluble fertilizers are also preferable.
The Bromeliads has a good growth rate and can grow up to 3-4m in height.
This plant works as an air purifier and helps improve the air conditions of a household. In addition, it is used for the purpose of decorating the indoors of a house or an office.