Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden

Author(s): Andrew Steens


The Bromeliaceae family consists of about 46 genera, several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. All are well able to adapt to their surroundings, which can range from steamy jungles to deserts. They are assisted in survival techniques by their rosetted cups, which efficiently catch water and nutrients. Bromeliads differ greatly in appearance. Some amaze with their brilliant inflorescences in glowing colour, while others are esteemed for the luminous light of their distinctive foliage, strong outlines and structural form. Their diversity makes bromeliads endlessly fascinating. Surprisingly for such exotic plants, they thrive with little attention, and grow indoors or out, but demand efficient circulation of air. Andrew Steens is the owner of Exotica, a nursery near Warkworth - now New Zealand

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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

General Fields

  • : 9781869620950
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : July 2003
  • : 250mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 635.9/3485
  • : very good
  • : 198
  • : colour photographs
  • : Andrew Steens
  • : Paperback