Brazil in pictures: bromeliads

June 6, 2008 | By More

bromelia / bromeliad

Bromeliads are some of the nicest plants you will find on the rainforest. Orchids get most of the fame, but when it comes to beautiful patterns, bromeliads do not lag behind.

bromelia / bromeliad

The only thing is, because bromeliads acumulate water, they tend to become the perfect breeding ground for the mosquito Aedes Aegyptiae that transmits dengue fever. For that reason, extreme care must be excercised with bromeliads in urban areas.

Ah, bromeliads often keep a flowery surprise just around the corner!

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