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Scientific name: Bromelia humilis

  • Plant type | ground-cover
  • Dutch | Bromelia
  • Papiamentu | Teku
Bromelia, Teku
Bromelia humilis

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 0.30
  • Grows | slow
  • Flowers are | pink
  • Leaves are | yellow

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | very high
  • Drought tolerance | very high
  • Salt tolerance | moderate
  • Sun or Shade | both

REMARKS

Excellent native ground-cover in xerophitic gardens. Plant in partly shady conditions. Good in rock gardens. Bromelias will grow and completely cover the ground. No maintenance and no water needed.Very spiny. When this Bromelia blooms the center of its inner leaves turn red. Photos show a planting in a rock garden setting and the other photo shows the Bromelias in the St. Christoffel national (protected) park.

PESTS & DISEASES

No known pests or diseases for this plant