What’s easy to grow, requires very little water, virtually disease free and inexpensive to maintain? Well, we all know it’s definitely not a human being, but it is a Bromeliad!

On Aug. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the San Diego Botanic Garden will host several local vendors, including our very own San Diego Bromeliad Society, selling a variety of 28,000 known species of Bromeliads.

Species range from Epiphytic (those that grow on trees and rocks) to Terrestrials (those that grow in soil). If you collect cactus and succulents, the terrestrial bromeliads are for you.  They are colorful additions to any cactus/succulent garden, and many are very attractive to hummingbirds.

Given that there are so few specialty bromeliad nurseries in Southern California these days, this is a golden opportunity for anyone who already has some of these versatile plants to augment their collection.  For those who are new to adding bromeliads to their garden, this is also a golden opportunity to learn about the wide range of bromeliads available.

Want tropical plants, but don’t want to break the bank with your water bill? Bromeliads are the solution. There are many species that can enhance the tropical paradise you crave. Remember: there’s a bromeliad that will fit into any style of garden.

Experts will be on site to answer any and all questions. Don’t forget to bring the kids as they will walk home with a great gift!