Bromeliads are members of a distinct plant family, Bromeliaceae, with more than 2500 species. Most are native to the Americas. Several species are native to Florida and are protected by conservation laws. Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) and the pineapple (Ananas comosus) are two of the most familiar bromeliads.
Bromeliad Potting Medium: Most bromeliads, with the exception of the gray-leafed Tillandsias, will do well potted in containers. Any medium that is well drained, does not pack down and that provides some stability is acceptable.
Watering: If a bromeliad has a central cup (formed by the overlapping leaves), you should keep some water in that cup at all times. The root mass likes to be moist, but never soggy.
Grooming: As with all plants, the lower leaves will decline. Remove old leaves by holding the base of the plant and gently peeling off the old leaf.