We are continually expanding our Bromeliad collection as we learn more about these denizens of the rain forest and tropical woodlands. Excellent outdoors in succulent combinations, Bromeliads are also great houseplants. Showing their best color in full sun, Bromeliads will tolerate dappled shade. Plant in well draining soil. If the Bromeliad forms a vase fill with water, as the root systems are designed more for anchoring than water absorption.