Bromeliads are a tropical plant generally grown outdoors since they thrive in hot, humid, wet, sunny and shady environments. Some can grow in full sun but most prefer filtered sun/shade. If you live in a colder climate then growing bromeliads in containers is an easy way to bring them in from the cold since they will not survive a frost. Bromeliads need ample watering since their center cup needs to be full but will rot if their roots remain in standing water for too long. Think of the saying 'the cup runneth over' with bromeliads, as their cup needs to be flushed out with new water about every other week or when you see the water is getting gunky. Please visit http://www.bromeliads.info/general-indoor-outdoor-bromeliad-care/ for a more in depth coverage on bromeliad care.
The 'morado' bromeliad is a stunner, this is a neoregelia type of bromeliad grown in shade/part sun that can grow up to 18 inches wide x 8 inches high. 'Morado' has a deep green color in the center of the leaf and white stripes on each side with no teeth on the leaf edges. The center cup area is a brilliant pink color and depending on the amount of light it gets will depend on the variation of pink color. Some will have more spots of pink. The colors will truly stand out in the shade of a tree /andor patio.
'Morado' is sold in a 6-inch pot approx. 10 inches wide x 6 inches high. When you receive the bromeliad you will need to water it right away since we ship them with a dry center cup. Because it is a living plant we expedite shipping to make sure the plant arrives healthy and alive. Please read the section about our plants on our FAQs page for more information.