For a long time, bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) were considered advance houseplants, more fit for a greenhouse than a typical home. However, homegrown bromeliads have finally attracted the attention they deserve and can easily adapt to average home conditions. They are available in an astonishing array of colors and textures and mature in about one to three years. Even discounting their showy flower displays, bromeliads are beautiful foliage plants with strappy leaves in red, green, purple, orange, yellow, banded, stripes, spots, and other combinations.As a general rule of thumb, bromeliads will thrive in the same conditions as epiphytic orchids. However, they are considerably more tolerant than orchids of fluctuations in temperature, drought, and careless feeding.