Bromeliads

Vivarium / Terrarium Appropriate Bromeliads

 
Your #1 High Quality Terrarium Plant Source Since 2009!

Your #1 High Quality Terrarium Plant Source Since 2009!

 
Each of our Bromeliads is carefully bare rooted, rinsed, individually packaged, and individually labeled before it's shipped. Any plant that's in less-than-stellar shape is popped onto the Grade B rack, where it's sold at a drastically discounted price to ensure our "usual" stock remains optimal. Unless specifically marked, all of the below plants are established mature specimens, and many are sold with offsets ("pups") attached. These plants are larger & acclimate much faster than pups sold by many other online shops. Long story short; We promise you'll be satisfied with the quality of our individually packaged and labeled Bromeliads.
 
Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) are a large family of tropical plants which includes a few dozen Genres, and thousands of individual species. While there are plenty of terrestrial Bromeliads, we specialize mostly in smaller epiphytic varieties appropriate for use in Vivariums & Terrariums. The term 'epiphyte' describes any plant which typically grows on other plants, instead of in soil. These plants absorb their nutrients & moisture from the air & surroundings, rather than a more typical root system. Instead, the roots act mostly as a natural way for a plant to cling or mount itself to it's surroundings. We recommend mounting epiphytic Bromeliads higher in an enclosure on a background or wood decor, for best results.
 
Bromeliad Categories:
Looking for a specific plant? Select from one of the below options to narrow the field:
 
All Bromeliads
All Bromeliads

Every Bromeliad we carry organized alphabetically, on one super-long page.
Neoregelias
Neoregelias

High quality mature water-holding Neoregelias are one of our best sellers. A real customer favorite!
Tillandsias
Tillandsias

A nice selection of high quality air plants at great prices. A beautiful addition to any terrarium.
Other Broms & Specials
Other Broms & Specials

Bromeliads from other genres, plus discounted grower's choice & plant package deals.
Narrow Your Search:
Looking for a specific plant? Select from one of the below options to narrow the field:
 
All Bromeliads
All Bromeliads

Every Bromeliad we carry organized alphabetically, on one super-long page.
Neoregelias
Neoregelias

High quality mature water-holding Neoregelias are one of our best sellers. A real customer favorite!
Tillandsias
Tillandsias

A nice selection of high quality air plants at great prices. A beautiful addition to any terrarium.
Other Broms & Specials
Other Broms & Specials

Bromeliads from other genres, plus discounted grower's choice & plant package deals.
 

Aechmea fasciata

Silver Vase Plant

Aechmea fasciata Aechmea fasciata
This large, unique Bromeliad is a member of the Aechmea genus. A versatile plant that can thrive as a houseplant, or in very large vivariums. Over time, a large flowering spike with bright blue flowers will grow from the center of the plant's axil. Thrives under bright light with plenty of humidity. Can be planted terrestrially in well draining soil, or epiphytically in a more humid environment. Our largest Bromeliad, this plant is sold nearly mature at 18"+.
 
$22.49/ea Mature Plant
 

Cryptanthus bivitattus

Earth Star

Cryptanthus bivitattus Cryptanthus bivitattus
We've got some beautiful Cryptanthus with great coloration and shape available! These do best with plenty of light, and can be planted terrestrially in well-draining substrate or mounted epiphytically on a background/decor item. They will thrive in lower light conditions as well, but thrive best in high light. Colors range from deep green to bright red/pink. If you have a preference, let us know after you check out. We can't promise specifics, but if we've got the color you want we'll be glad to send it along!
 
$4.99/ea
 

Neoregelia "Pup" Assortment

A growers choice assortment of discounted Neoregelia offsets

Neoregelia Offsets / Pups Neoregelia Offsets / Pups Neoregelia Offsets / Pups
Not often available, our Neoregelia "pups" are young divisions of a mature Neoregelia, perfect for use in a live vivarium. Each plant is individually wrapped & labeled with species ID! This is our most highly discounted way to purchase healthy Neoregelias. All species included are on the smaller side when mature, and are appropriate for live vivariums & terrariums. The same guarantees and quality as buying mature Neoregelias individually, only with heavily discounted pup-price. This batch of Neoregelia pups is absolutely brilliant looking - you won't be disappointed! We do our absolute best to keep repeat species to a minimum in each assortment, to ensure an awesome variety.
 
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$6.99/ea
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Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda'

Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda' Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda'
Our best selling Bromeliad, N. Chiquita Linda is a hybrid of N. lilliputiana and N. fireball. Color ranges from a spotted red/orange to spotted green depending on lighting, with brighter lights bringing out the red & orange hues. This plant produces offsets extremely often, far faster than any other Bromeliad we offer. Our Chiquita Linda bromeliads are some of the nicest out there, and almost always ship these with at least one pup attached to the mother plant for an excellent value. Grows to about 6"-7 tall.
 
$9.99/ea Mature Plant
 

Neoregelia 'Eoz'

Neoregelia 'Eoz' Neoregelia 'Eoz'
A hybrid of N. "fireball" with the other parent unknown. Leaves can turn solid bright pink/red in appropriate conditions. A very beautiful mini Neoregelia which is often shipped with a pup attached to the mother plant. Our Neoregelia 'Eoz' plants are well established mature or nearly mature plants, and are usually a full 7-10in across when shipped. Around 8-11" full grown, growing nice and wide for such a small plant.
 
$11.99/ea
 

Neoregelia fireball

Neoregelia fireball Neoregelia fireball
Probably the most commonly used vivarium appropriate bromeliad available today, for it's compact growth pattern & bright red coloration in good conditions. As N. fireball matures under good lighting, the red becomes more and more apparent. We always pull our brightest plants first. Grows up to about 11-13" across.
 
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Neoregelia olens X fireball

Neoregelia Olens X Fireball Hybrid Neoregelia Olens X Fireball Hybrid
This hybrid plant is one of our best-selling Neoregelias, thanks to it's symmetrical, broad leaf rosette. Stays a deep green in lower light conditions, but fires up to lime yellow with red markings under bright lighting & high humidity. Grows to 8-11".
 
$13.99/ea
 

Neoregelias: Grade B

Less-than-perfect Bromeliads sold at a discount

Faded Bromeliads
These Bromeliads are faded or slightly damaged specimens of what we usually offer. We include small to medium (6"-13") plants that are well suited for terrarium use. Most of the available plants are our "usual" stock Neos, but without the color and/or shape our plants are known for. Mature plants included, not small offsets or pups. For a plant to end up on the "Grade B" rack, it must be either faded, and/or slightly damaged. While imperfect, all of our Grade B plants are guaranteed otherwise healthy & viable. Each plant will be individually wrapped & labeled with proper ID. A great deal if you don't mind starting with an imperfect plant!
 
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Tillandsia Plant Pack

A grower's choice assortment of our awesome Tillandsia air plants!

Tillandsia Pack
The same high quality Tillandsias we offer on our Tillandsia page, only discounted for a grower's choice assortment. We do our best to pull a nice, balanced assortment. Overall discounts off of our low prices are 5% for the 5 packs, 10-15% for the 10 packs, and a whopping 15-20% for the 20 packs. You won't be disappointed! We try to cater to all hobbyists, regardless of budget, so we've created two assortment categories to choose from. All assortments aren't created equal, and we try to be as upfront as possible with what to expect!
 
Option 1, the "Wide Mix":
A nice assortment of species considered select grade which includes a mix of inexpensive, average, and more expensive species. If you are looking to plant a vivarium or build some "showy" vivariums, this is our recommended choice. Species may include anything on this page, with at least 40% of the mix being picked from the more expensive plants (like T. brachycaulos, T. bulbosa, T. caput-medusae, T ionantha 'Fuego', T ionantha v. stricta, T. tenuifolia 'Blue', and T. tectorum), and the remainder being less expensive species.
 
Option 2, the "Cheap Mix":
A mix of our less expensive species, with a much more limited selection compared to the wide mix. A great selection for gifts, resale at herp & plant shows, and of course great a quick vivarium build or two. Species likely to be included are T. aeranthos, T. albertiana, T. ionantha 'Mexican', T ionantha v. stricta, T. ionantha sp., and T. myosura. These plants are smaller than the "Wide Mix" assortment, but are still a completely healthy option for enthusiasts on a budget!
 
 
 
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Sorry: We cannot honor specific requests in our plant packs. If you are looking for a specific species, please scroll down to purchase it individually.
 

Tillandsia aeranthos

Tillandsia aeranthos
A longer Tillandsia that flowers bright purple & hot pink. Planting it up high will result in the plant growing downward into a desirable long, trailing shape. Bright lighting is best.
 
$3.49/ea
 

Tillandsia albertiana

Tillandsia albertiana
A very interesting small Tillandsia commonly used as an accent. Does not tolerate periods of dryness. Throws pups/offsets frequently, and flowers bright red. Bright lighting is best.
 
$2.49/ea
 

Tillandsia brachycaulos

Tillandsia brachycaulos
One of our larger Tillandsias, this is our most moisture-tolerant species of air plant, and the one we use most often in vivariums at NEHERP. Color can range from bright green to a deep red, depending on conditions. Flowers pink & purple, although this plant does not flower frequently. The leaves of this plant begin to curl after a dry period of more than a day or so, which makes it an excellent candidate for many more frequently misted vivariums. Like most Tillandsias, it benefits from a little air movement, but does not require as much as many other species. It's larger & more robust size also makes it more appropriate for use with slightly larger species (i.e. Phelsuma, Correlophus, Rhacodactylus) than other Tillandsias.
 
$5.49/ea
 

Tillandsia bulbosa

Tillandsia bulbosa
A bizarre looking pseudobulbous air plant that tolerates a fairly wide range of conditions. One of our favorites at NEHERP, the colors range from a deep purple to a bright green, with appearance being dictated by growing conditions. A fairly moisture-tolerant species that doesn't require as much air movement as many other Tillandsias.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia caput-medusae

Tillandsia caput-medusae
Larger than it's equally unique cousin T. bulbosa, this plant is covered in trichomes, giving it a white fuzzy appearance. If planting this in a more humid environment, we suggest mounting it sideways or upside down to prevent water from collecting in the bulbous base of the plant. Sold around 5-6", but can grow to 9"+! Due to it's larger size, we've planted these in many arboreal Gecko habitats with success. We wouldn't recommend planting this species in enclosures averaging above 85% humidity, unless a fair amount of air movement is provided.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'

Tillandsia ionantha 'Fuego'
One of our most popular air plants! Fuego can turn bright red almost top-to-bottom under bright & humid conditions. Flowers purple & yellow. A type of ionantha, this variety is well suited to the conditions of many vivariums. Allow to dry before re-misting.
 
$5.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta

Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta
A great little hybrid that turns bright red under good conditions. Like all ionanthas, these tolerate a moderate amount of humidity, but will benefit from a little airflow or being mounted near an opening. Flowers purple & yellow.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexican'

Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexican'
A popular variety of the most common air plant, Tillandsia ionantha. The purple blush color will come out in brighter, more humid conditions. Tolerates a moderate amount of humidity, and throws pups/offsets fairly frequently.
 
$1.99/ea
 

Tillandsia myosura

Tillandsia myosura
A flat-growing species of Tillandsia that makes a great accent plant for terrarium backgrounds, vines, and more. Very unique, and can be mounted upside-down for a trailing growth pattern. We've had luck planting these in a wide variety of enclosures, as they seem to be fairly forgiving. Tolerates a moderate amount of humidity & moisture, and will thrive under medium/high amounts of light. Throws pups/offsets fairly frequently.
 
$1.79/ea
 

Tillandsia tenuifolia

Available in 'Blue Flower' and 'Amethyst' varieties

Tillandsia tenuifolia Tillandsia tenuifolia
Planting these up high will result in the plant growing downward into a long, elegant, trailing shape. Flowers are bright blue attached to long draping runners. The 'Blue Flower' variety has green foliage, whereas 'Amethyst' is a darker purple hue. Both are very beautiful both in and out of bloom. If planted in a humid enclosure, air movement is is important for the long-term success of this species.
 
$3.99/ea
 

Tillandsia tectorum

Tillandsia tectorum Tillandsia tectorum
A truly a unique little air plant! Tectorum's fuzzy white leaves do best when mounted towards the top of a vivarium in slightly drier conditions. This is not a great Tillandsia for vivariums that remain at 80+% humidity, and they do best with a decent amount of air flow. Does not tolerate being over-saturated well, so try to mist lightly!
 
$4.49/ea
 

Tillandsia usneoides

Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss Live
Our live Spanish Moss is sold in quart-size bags, for a roughly 5in clump. A great looking option for temperate vivariums, or for enclosures with a fair amount of air flow! This plant is not tolerant of constant moisture, and benefits from frequent periods of dryness. We suggest against using this plant in any enclosure averaging over 80% R/H, unless considerable airflow is provided.
 
$5.49/ea Quart Bag