Why is it, if I find a type of plant I particularly like one is never enough. In fact, it seems my motto is, if one is good then fifty is even better. A couple years ago I bought my first bromeliad and fell in love with the sculptural form of these marvelous plants. Within six months I had at least thirty broms and after a year it was up over a hundred or so.... I'm hopeless I tell you.
I've always loved variegated and patterned foliage so when I found my first foliage vriesea on line I was hooked. The colors and patterns of these gorgeous bromeliads are total eye candy. They are easy peasy to care for. In winters I grow them under lights that are on 12 hours a day. They get watered once every two weeks or so and only get a dilute root feeding every six weeks or so. By growing them in groups the water in the 'tanks' in the centers of the plants keep the humidity up around the plants and creates a happy environment for these beauties.
Here are a few photos of some of the Vriesea collection I took today while taking care of (read drooling over my plant babies. LOL)