If there's one category of the gardening market that's hot and getting hotter, it's bromeliads, those extraordinary epiphytes whose collectors and connoisseurs quickly become complete addicts. In this follow-on from his highly successful Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden, bromeliad expert Andrew Steens takes bromeliads fanciers-both newbies and experts-on a wonderful journey into the wilds of South America, explaining bromeliad habitat and threats to their ecosystems with David Attenborough-like energy. Then he proceeds to a roll call of over 300 exotic, rare and must-have bromeliad species. Complete with growing (greenhouse and outdoors), hybridising and collecting advice, this comprehensive book is a must-have for the bromeliad lover.
The author of the highly successful Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden, Andrew Steens is a commercial bromeliad grower who runs a nursery near Matakana, north of Auckland, New Zealand